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, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 206-222, doi: 10.1111/ap.12168.

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Title Violence prevention and intervention programmes for adolescents in Australia: a systematic review
Author(s) Cox, Elise
Leung, Rachel
Baksheev, Gennady
Day, Andrew
Toumbourou, John W.ORCID iD for Toumbourou, John W.
Miller, PeterORCID iD for Miller, Peter
Kremer, PeterORCID iD for Kremer, Peter
Walker, ArleneORCID iD for Walker, Arlene
Journal name Australian psychologist
Volume number 51
Issue number 3
Start page 206
End page 222
Total pages 17
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-06
ISSN 0005-0067
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/ap.12168
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Science
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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