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When reviewing curricula resources, questions always arise as to scientific basis and effectiveness. The Blueprints for Violence Prevention Project and the Hamilton Fish Institute each have undertaken a review of curricular resources on conflict resolution, substance abuse prevention and violence prevention addressing those questions. Information on the programs reviewed is available at each of their websites. When reviewing such curricula resources, a visit to these websites may be useful. Click on the links below to access these sites.
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at the University of Colorado at Boulder designed and launched a national initiative in 1996 to identify programs that are effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency and substance abuse. Their project, called Blueprints for Violence Prevention, has identified 11 "Model" and 21 "Promising" prevention and intervention programs that meet a strict scientific standard of program effectiveness.
Source: The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), at the University of Colorado at Boulder
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