Educational or Curriculum

Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP) Program

Initiative Description: RIPP Violence Prevention Program on Rural Middle School Students. The prevention facilitators participating in the pilot indicated that the “Making RIPP Real” function of the program, and sessions on differences, prejudice, and stereotypes, allowed them to customize the program for the youth and circumstances at their particular school. The facilitator was able to use the experiential activities and guided discussions to create an atmosphere of finding the value in differences and learning that people are more alike than different.

Study Results: Significant intervention effects were found on self-report measures of aggression, victimization, life satisfaction and mediating variables including knowledge and attitudes.

Reference: Farrell, A. D., Valois, R. F., Meyer, A. L., & Tidwell, R. P. (2003). Impact of the RIPP Violence Prevention Program on rural middle school students. Journal of Primary Prevention, 24(2), 143–167.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good