Investigating the Impact of Too Good for Violence: A School-Based Violence Prevention Program for Minority Males
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
In response to increasing concern over school crime and violence, a variety of efforts have been implemented to target this issue. Prevention programs, aimed at reducing risk factors associated with violence and enhancing protective factors, are one method that have been implemented in schools. One such program, Too Good for Violence (TGFV), is a character education program designed to teach prosocial attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. This program’s goals are based around previous literature suggesting that knowledge, attitudes, and school climate are important factors regarding future involvement in violence for youth. The present study is an evaluation of TGFV in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The results demonstrated that the program was effective at increasing student knowledge, but was not responsible for changes in attitudes or intentions to engage in violence. This program was also effective at improving dimensions of the school climate. Recommendations for future research are discussed.
MINORITY MALESSCHOOL-BASED PREVENTIONVIOLENCE PREVENTION
Listwan, ShelleyExum, M. Lyn
Thesis (M.S.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018.
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