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Community-Based multiple family groups to prevent and reduce violent and aggressive behavior: the GREAT Families Program.

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Smith, EP; Gorman-Smith, D; Quinn, WH; Rabiner, DL; Tolan, PH; Winn, D-M; Multisite Violence Prevention Project,
Published in: American journal of preventive medicine
January 2004

This paper describes the targeted intervention component of GREAT Schools and Families. The intervention-GREAT Families-is composed of 15 weekly multiple family group meetings (e.g., 4-6 families per group) and addresses parenting practices (discipline, monitoring), family relationship characteristics (communication, support, cohesion), parental involvement and investment in their child's schooling, parent and school relationship building, and planning for the future. High-risk youth and their families-students identified by teachers as aggressive and socially influential among their peers-were targeted for inclusion in the intervention. The paper describes the theoretical model and development of the intervention. Approaches to recruitment, engagement, staff training, and sociocultural sensitivity in work with families in predominantly poor and challenging settings are described. The data being collected throughout the program will aid in examining the theoretical and program processes that can potentially mediate and moderate effects on families. This work can inform us about necessary approaches and procedures to engage and support families in efforts to reduce individual and school grade-level violence and aggression.

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American journal of preventive medicine

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EISSN

1873-2607

ISSN

0749-3797

Publication Date

January 2004

Volume

26

Issue

1 Suppl

Start / End Page

39 / 47

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • United States
  • Students
  • Social Support
  • School Health Services
  • Risk Factors
  • Public Health
  • Program Development
  • Primary Prevention
  • Humans
 

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Smith, E. P., Gorman-Smith, D., Quinn, W. H., Rabiner, D. L., Tolan, P. H., Winn, D.-M., & Multisite Violence Prevention Project, . (2004). Community-Based multiple family groups to prevent and reduce violent and aggressive behavior: the GREAT Families Program. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 26(1 Suppl), 39–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2003.09.018
Smith, Emilie Phillips, Deborah Gorman-Smith, William H. Quinn, David L. Rabiner, Patrick H. Tolan, Donna-Marie Winn, and Donna-Marie Multisite Violence Prevention Project. “Community-Based multiple family groups to prevent and reduce violent and aggressive behavior: the GREAT Families Program.American Journal of Preventive Medicine 26, no. 1 Suppl (January 2004): 39–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2003.09.018.
Smith EP, Gorman-Smith D, Quinn WH, Rabiner DL, Tolan PH, Winn D-M, et al. Community-Based multiple family groups to prevent and reduce violent and aggressive behavior: the GREAT Families Program. American journal of preventive medicine. 2004 Jan;26(1 Suppl):39–47.
Smith, Emilie Phillips, et al. “Community-Based multiple family groups to prevent and reduce violent and aggressive behavior: the GREAT Families Program.American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 26, no. 1 Suppl, Jan. 2004, pp. 39–47. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2003.09.018.
Smith EP, Gorman-Smith D, Quinn WH, Rabiner DL, Tolan PH, Winn D-M, Multisite Violence Prevention Project. Community-Based multiple family groups to prevent and reduce violent and aggressive behavior: the GREAT Families Program. American journal of preventive medicine. 2004 Jan;26(1 Suppl):39–47.
Journal cover image

Published In

American journal of preventive medicine

DOI

EISSN

1873-2607

ISSN

0749-3797

Publication Date

January 2004

Volume

26

Issue

1 Suppl

Start / End Page

39 / 47

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • United States
  • Students
  • Social Support
  • School Health Services
  • Risk Factors
  • Public Health
  • Program Development
  • Primary Prevention
  • Humans