The impact of a middle school program to reduce aggression, victimization, and sexual violence.

@article{Espelage2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of a middle school program to reduce aggression, victimization, and sexual violence.},
  author={Dorothy L Espelage and Sabina K Low and Joshua R. Polanin and Eric C. Brown},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          180-6
        }
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of the Second Step: Student Success Through Prevention (SS-SSTP) Middle School Program on reducing youth violence including peer aggression, peer victimization, homophobic name calling, and sexual violence perpetration and victimization among middle school sixth-grade students. METHODS The study design was a nested cohort (sixth graders) longitudinal study. We randomly assigned 18 matched pairs of 36 middle schools to the SS-SSTP or control condition. Teachers… CONTINUE READING