Violence Prevention and Intervention

Supported by Fairfax County Public Schools

Chart (PDF file*) of Programs and Grade Level Taught
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  • Al's Pals Kids Making Healthy Choices
    • Ages 3-8
    • 46 Lessons
    • Resiliency based Early Childhood Program; personal, social, and emotional skills including expressing feelings appropriately; caring about others, self-control, problem-solving, and making friends.
  • Guiding Good Choices
    • for parents with one joint session for parents and children
    • 4 sessions
    • Strengthens and clarifies family expectations for behavior; teaches skills for communication, resisting drugs/violence; promotes family meetings
  • Leadership and Resiliency (Community Services Board (CSB) sponsored)
    • 14-17 years old
    • in Alternative High Schools
    • Weekly throughout the school year
    • Enhances resiliency through building internal strengths; includes alternative activities and community service components
  • Life Skills Training (LST)
    • Curricula for elementary (8-11 year olds) and middle school (11-14 year olds) with focus on tobacco, alcohol and marijuana
    • used as after-school program in some middle and high school sites
    • 10-12 sessions first year with booster sessions for 2nd and 3rd year
    • interactive sessions promote self-esteem, self-efficiency, ability to make sound decisions, and ability to resist media and peer pressure.
    • Highly successful program with outstanding long-term results
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention
    • multi-level, multi-component school-based program designed to prevent or reduce bullying in elementary and middle school
    • focus on school climate with total involvement of school staff
    • highly successful whole school model
  • Second Step
    • preschool through junior high
    • implemented in all elementary schools
    • interactive social skills model designed to reduce impulsive, high-risk aggressive behaviors and increase emotional-social competence
    • 3 skill areas include empathy, impulse control, and anger management
    • teacher friendly program uses story cards to promote discussion; strong research outcomes
  • Too Good for Drugs and Violence (TGFDV)
    • separate curricula for all grade levels being implemented by SSAW and principals in high schools as an after-school or alternative in-school program for targeted youth
    • highly interactive teaching methods
    • focus on personal/interpersonal skills, appropriate attitudes toward drugs and violent-related behaviors, knowledge of negative consequences, and positive peer norms.
    • optional component for after-school programs purchased for Middle School/After School programs
    • strong research base and outcomes
  • Get Real About Violence (GRAV)
    • Grades 4-6; Grades 6-9
    • Provided to all Middle Schools in 1998; currently being implemented as an after-school program in middle schools and also in community based sites
    • SSAW, CSB & Community Recreation Services (CRS) as a collaborative project
    • 12 lessons focus on vulnerability to violence, contributors to violence including the role of the by-stander and alternatives to violence; interactive lessons promotes excellent discussions and skill practice opportunities; refusal, self-control, and conflict resolution skills
    • SSAW and CBS received the 2003 HOPE Award for successful implementation and outcomes of GRAV as an after-school program



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Stefan Mascoll, Coordinator
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September 19, 2014