Evidence Based Best Practices

 Research Literature

SafetyLit: Injury Research and Prevention Literature

Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities For Action (PDF)

Taking Action to Prevent Youth Violence: A Companion Guide to Preventing Youth Violence (PDF)

Blueprint For Action: Preventing Youth Violence in Minneapolis

 Agency Reports

Agency reports may be useful during planning since they are focused on evidence based best practices in violence prevention as well as blueprint model programs that comprise national best practices.

World Health Organization - Violence Prevention, the Evidence (PDF)
This briefing summarizes the main findings of the seven-part series on the evidence for interventions to prevent interpersonal and self-directed violence. The seven briefings look at increasing safe, stable and nurturing relationships between children and their parents and caregivers; developing life skills in children and adolescents; reducing availability and harmful use of alcohol; reducing access to guns, knives and pesticides; promoting gender equality; changing cultural norms that support violence; and victim identification, care and support.

Harvard Law - A CHHIRJ Research in Action Brief - Using Knowledge about Health Inequities to Spur Action (PDF)
This brief has two purposes. The first is to translate knowledge from the so-called “social determinants of health” arena into a useable form. The second purpose is to explore how to best use this knowledge to lobby for, and create policy and programming changes on the ground in, communities of concentrated disadvantage.

CeaseFire Evaluation
CeaseFire, is a Chicago-based violence prevention program that was active in numerous sites in Illinois. The program is administered by the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention (CPVP), which is located at the University of Illinois’ School of Public Health.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management: A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Minnesota School Safety Center

The California Wellness Foundation
This report highlights the accomplishments, challenges and lessons learned from TCWF's Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI or Initiative) during the period 1992-2003. The TCWF's Violence Prevention Initiative was innovative in that it approached violence from a public health perspective and took into consideration the concomitant forces that increase risk in communities, such as lack of access to jobs, poor educational systems, lack of health care and affordable housing, racism and discrimination.

World Health Organization - World Report on Violence and Health (PDF)
This report, the first comprehensive summary of the problem on a global scale, shows not only the human toll of violence – over 1.6 million lives lost each year and countless more damaged in ways that are not always apparent – but exposes the many faces of interpersonal, collective and self-directed violence, as well as the settings in which violence occurs. It shows that where violence persists, health is seriously compromised.

 National Best Practices (Program Based)

ACE Intervention Programs (PDF)
A compilation of 59 Academic Centers of Excellence program models for violence prevention compiled by MCW's Violence Prevention Initiative. Listing includes program name, description, academic center, target area, age and priority area.

5-Stage Approach to Violence (PDF)
A document outlining the 5 Stage Approach to determining appropriate violence prevention interventions based on developmental stage; risk, social system and behavior change levels.

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