Responding In Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP)
Initiative Description: Responding In Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP), a school-based violence prevention program.The program combines a classroom curriculum of social/cognitive problem-solving with real-life, skill-building opportunities, such as peer mediation.
Study Results: Reduced bullying, physical aggression, peer victimization.
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: Very Good