Changing Children’s Trajectories of Development

Changing Children's Trajectories of Development

This research brief describes one of the largest and longest running school-based violence prevention programs in the country–the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP)–and discusses the results of a rigorous evaluation of its effectiveness conducted by the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The brief is designed to inform federal, state, and local policymakers and opinion leaders, as well as program developers and managers at the local level, of an effective strategy for directly addressing the problem of violence among children and youth. The evaluation assessed the impact of the RCCP program on children’s developmental trajectories toward violence, providing concrete evidence that early school-based violence prevention initiatives such as the RCCP can work and should be included in communities’ efforts to prevent violence among children and youth.

  • Format: pdf
  • Publisher: National Center for Children in Poverty
  • Author: Lawrence J. Aber, Sara Pedersen, Joshua L. Brown, Stephanie M. Jones, Elizabeth Gershoff
  • Resource Release Date: 01/01/2003
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