Urban Conflict Resolution: An Evidence-Based Approach

Lisa M. Chauveron, Amanda C. Tompkins

Abstract


As demand for youth violence prevention programs escalates, time within traditional school day schedules and budgets are increasingly unable to accommodate them. Short, effective programs respectful of financial constraints will ensure that students in need receive quality programming. The Leadership Program’s Violence Prevention Project’s (VPP) 12 session school-based preventive intervention targets urban middle (6-8 grades) and high school (9-10th grades) students. It reduces violence by increasing peer support, improving conflict resolution skills, and changing norms about using aggression and violence. Rated a promising model program by OJJDP, VPP uses engaging activities within core components to make change. Activities used and tools for maintaining quality is described.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2012.139

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