Initiative Description: PeaceBuilders® is a program involving educators, site staff, and children who use principles to create a climate change designed to reduce aggression. It encompasses 6 major themes: Praise People, Give Up Put-Downs, Seek Wise People, Notice Hurts, Right Wrongs & Help Others. Activities can include daily routines, classroom discussions, posters & environmental modifications.
Study Results: Decreased injury visits to school nurse related to violence.
Reference: Krug EG, Brener ND, Dahlberg LL, Ryan GW, Powell KE. (1997). The impact of an elementary school-based violence prevention program on visits to the school nurse. Am J Prev Med. 13(6):459-6
Level of Evidence: Very Good