Authors: Wells, Lana; Claussen, Caroline; Abboud, Rida; Pauls, Monica
The purpose of this research is threefold:
- To provide an overview of research pertaining to best and promising practices in the area of violence prevention programming for children and youth;
- To provide an analysis of children- and youth-focused violence prevention programs currently offered by non-profit organizations in Calgary, Alberta;
- To provide recommendations to inform subsequent phases for developing a strategic coordinated community approach to violence prevention programming for children and youth in Calgary.
This research identified various types of violence prevention programming offered throughout Calgary, specifically identifying the differences between school and community-based programs and universal/targeted approaches.