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Violence Prevention and Intervention Programmes for Adolescents in Australia: A Systematic Review

Elise Cox, Rachel Leung, Gennady Baksheev, Andrew Day, John W Toumbourou, Peter Miller, Peter Kremer, Arlene Walker



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..

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