The public health impact of violence among youth is devastating. Among males 15 to 34 years, violence is the leading cause of death for African Americans and the second leading cause of death for Latinos. It is widely perceived that little can be done to address the problem of violence among our youth. However, the Blueprints for Violence Prevention program has documented that there are effective interventions that prevent violence, delinquency, and substance abuse among children and adolescents. A major challenge is to disseminate these effective programs on a scale that will have a substantial impact on local, state or national rates of violence. The purpose of this project is to: (1) fully replicate two community-based violence prevention programs; and (2) develop the tools and capacity to accelerate the widespread adoption and dissemination of Blueprints programs nationally. The community-based programs that will be replicated target two of the most vulnerable periods in child development: early childhood and the transition from childhood to adolescence.
Amount Awarded $2,184,207.00
Awarded on: 11/16/2006
Time frame: 11/15/2006 - 5/31/2011
Grant Number: 58328
Institute of Behavioral Science
Boulder, CO, 80309-5244