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Resources for youth violence prevention programs and strategies

  1. Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development: The purpose of this database is to help users match children's needs with cost-effective programs that have been proven to help them reach their full potential. Find programs that meet the highest scientific standard of evidence for promoting youth behavior, education, emotional well-being, health, and positive relationships.
  2. CDC's Division of Violence Prevention: In 1979, violent behavior was identified by the U.S. Surgeon General as a key public health priority. Shortly thereafter, in 1980, CDC began studying patterns of violence. These early activities grew into a national program to reduce the death and disability associated with injuries outside the workplace. In 1992, CDC established the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) as the lead federal organization for violence prevention. The Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) is one of three divisions within NCIPC. The mission of the Division is to prevent injuries and deaths associated with violence. The website contains: information and resources to help communities monitor violence-related injuries; a synthesis of the research on the factors that put people at risk or protect them from violence; information on the strategies that are most effective in preventing youth violence; and information to help state and local partners plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs.
  3. Community Guide to Preventive Services: Youth Violence: This website and associated documents helps users choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their communities. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions: Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective? Are there effective interventions that are right for my community? What might effective interventions cost? What is the likely return on investment?
  4. Crime Solutions: The registry, developed by the US Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.
  5. National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: This is a searchable online registry created by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency. The registry contains more than 280 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
  6. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide: This guide can assist practitioners and communities in implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that can make a difference in the lives of children and communities. The database contains over 200 evidence-based programs covers the entire continuum of youth services from prevention through sanctions to reentry.
  7. Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere: CDC's national initiative to prevent violence everywhere. STRYVE's goals are to: increase awareness that youth violence can and should be prevented; promote the use of youth violence prevention approaches that are based upon the best available evidence; and, provide guidance to communities on how to prevent youth violence. The website contains information, tools, and training to support the public health approach to preventing violence before it starts.
  8. VetoViolence: is an interactive website developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide grantees and partners with access to training and tools focusing on the primary prevention of violence, including youth violence, intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, sexual violence and suicide. The portal includes free training, program planning resources, and an on-line application for the creation of success stories.
  9. Violence Prevention Evidence Base: This database provides access to abstracts from published studies that have measured the effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence. To be included in the database, studies must have measured the impact of interventions directly on violence. Studies have been selected through a systematic review of published academic literature.
  10. Youth Violence: A Report of the US Surgeon General: A Report of the Surgeon General: This report, the first Surgeon General's report on youth violence in the United States, examines the factors that lead young people to gravitate toward violence, reviews the factors that protect youth from perpetrating violence and identifies effective research-based preventive strategies.

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