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Violence Prevention and Intervention

Providing a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment is key to assisting students in their academic and career success. Preventing school violence requires addressing factors at the individual, relational, community societal levels. Research shows that prevention efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and students can reduce violence and improve the school environment.

Below you will find examples of curricula, best practices and academic based-research. At no time should this list be considered exhaustive, as other evidence-based curricula, programs and practices may exist that are not posted here. These programs may be considered to assist schools and districts in developing and maintaining safe, supportive and healthy learning environments.

Evidence Based Programs, Curricula and Practices

Resources that have identified evidence based violence prevention and intervention efforts include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

Additional Federal and State Resources

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Related Information and Resources

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response

Commercial and Sexual Exploitation

Hate Crimes Prevention and Intervention

Youth Violence

Additional Resources

For More Information:

For more information or assistance, please contact:
Anne Gilligan
(781) 338-6309 Office
(781) 873-9515 Mobile

Last Updated: May 25, 2022

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