ERIC Number: ED413551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Improving the Behavior of Seventh- and Eighth-Grade, Severely At-Risk Students through the Development of a Middle School Violence Prevention Program.
Persons, Jody S.
This paper reports on a practicum that was designed to improve the behavior of at-risk youth. It targeted seventh- and eighth-grade students who attended a 12-week middle school violence prevention program which utilized a multisensory approach in conjunction with group counseling. This practicum included an educational component for parents and school personnel and was implemented in an inner-city public middle school. After examining the extent of the problem, the report describes how a proactive violence prevention program was developed, coordinated, and implemented at the middle school. Results of the program indicate that the violence-oriented behavior of the students decreased, and they increased their understanding of violence and the extent of violence in their lives. Parents and school personnel also increased their knowledge and skills in violence prevention and enhanced their ability to provide effective violence prevention. Some of the recommendations that are made include the development of a health education initiative as part of a national campaign for violence prevention. (Contains 65 references and extensive appendices containing sample letters, surveys, and questionnaires.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.