Violence prevention and intervention programmes for adolescents in Australia: a systematic review

Cox, Elise, Leung, Rachel, Baksheev, Gennady, Day, Andrew, Toumbourou, John W., Miller, Peter, Kremer, Peter, and Walker, Arlene (2016) Violence prevention and intervention programmes for adolescents in Australia: a systematic review. Australian Psychologist, 51 (3). pp. 206-222.

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Objective: This article reports the findings of a systematic review of the peer-reviewed published evaluation literature which documents the outcomes of Australian youth violence prevention programmes.

Method: A total of 19 evaluation studies evaluating 17 different programmes implemented across Australia were identified and categorised in terms of whether they examined programme effects on bullying, alcohol and other drug-related violence, and antisocial/violent behaviour.

Results: Evidence to support their effectiveness was mixed. The more successful programmes focus on both addressing known risk factors for violence and enhancing protective factors across individual, family, and community levels.

Conclusions: There is a need to continue to evaluate the effects of adolescent violence prevention programmes to ensure that efforts to reduce youth violence in Australia are indeed successful.

Item ID: 47205
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1742-9544
Keywords: adolescent, alcohol and other drugs, antisocial behaviour, bullying, school based, violence prevention
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5299 Other psychology > 529999 Other psychology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 100%
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