ERIC Number: ED398466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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On the Road Again, or, Hakuna Matata: How Past Prevention Efforts Can Increase Our Chances of Effectively Preventing Violence.
Elias, Maurice J.
There is a great deal of rhetoric concerning the prevention of violence and related problems faced by youth. A conference speech, this document advocates that rhetoric must be replaced by an examination of available data and experience with school-based prevention programs. This is especially important in light of a growing emphasis on "Safe Schools" and related violence prevention interventions. Rather than implement short-term, band-aid, cosmetic solutions, long term solutions are needed. Foremost past efforts must be examined and used to inform future school-based work to prevent violence. Based on the School Intervention Implementation Study (SIIS), which involved a survey of every New Jersey school district concerning the implementation of substance abuse prevention and related programs over a five year period, data are presented from front-line providers indicating features that made long-term adoption of programs most likely. Also included are comprehensive recommendations at the school, training, and policy levels concerning effective, genuine, and durable procedures for prevention of violence and other problem behaviors. Attachments contain: (1) SIIS Survey: Checklist of Program Characteristics; (2) Guidelines for Successful Long-Term Implementation of Interventions; and (3) Genuine Violence Prevention: A Call to Action. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey