Violence Prevention: An Evaluation of Program Effects with Urban African American Students

  title={Violence Prevention: An Evaluation of Program Effects with Urban African American Students},
  author={Susan Dvorak McMahon and Jason J. Washburn},
  journal={Journal of Primary Prevention},
While many violence prevention programs have been developed to combat the problems of violence and aggression among youth, few programs have been evaluated. This study examines the impact of a violence prevention program among African American students in two inner-city schools in Chicago. Students in 5th through 8th grade participated in Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program, and completed surveys at pretest and posttest. Aggressive behavior and prosocial behavior were assessed through… CONTINUE READING
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