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The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

Together, the Community Guide and the Clinical Guide provide evidence-based recommendations across the prevention spectrum.


Violence Prevention: School-Based Programs

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Universal school-based programs to reduce or prevent violent behavior are delivered to all children in a given school or grade. They aim to teach students about the problem of violence and its prevention, and are used with children at all grade levels from pre-kindergarten through high school.

Task Force Recommendations and Findings

This table lists an intervention reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.

Intervention Task Force Finding
School-Based Programs to Reduce Violence Recommended
June 2005

Presentations and Promotional Materials


Using Evidence for Public Health Decision Making: Violence Prevention Focused on Children and Youth Adobe PDF File [PDF - 466 kB] Developed by The Community Guide


The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.

Sample Citation

The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Violence Prevention: school-based programs. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.