Interventions to Decrease Youth Violence

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Youth violence has been a wide spread problem for many years. There have been many studies done to help find ways of intervention to help decrease the rates of youth violence. Though, it may not seem like it, but right now youth violence is at its all-time low, “although overall rates of youth violence have declined since the mid-1990s, rates of some forms of youth aggression, violence, and crime remain high. National data reveal that, each year, about 15 percent of high school youth are involved in a physical fight at school and 8 percent are threatened or injured with a weapon. Another 5 percent of young people report being bullied by another student at school. Urban youth are at particular risk for violence exposure and victimization” (Aber, Pedersen, Brown, Jones, Greshoff). In 2010 there were a total of 1.2 million juvenile arrests in the United States (Alltucker). However, the statistics for youth violence is lower than it has been because there has been so much focus on a vast majority of parent interest, law makers, and by people who are involved with research in preventing youth violence and aggressive behaviors. A prevention program called Resolving Conflict Creatively (RCCP) helps young children understand the meanings and outcome to their feelings. There are so many cases where children at a young age do not learn how to deal with the emotions they have inside in a means that is nonviolent. Aggression can develop in a child at a very young age, and instead of

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