Assessing and Managing Violence Risk in Juveniles by Randy Borum and David Verhaagen.


Helping America’s Youth is a nationwide effort led by First Lady Laura Bush, to benefit children and teenagers by encouraging action in three key areas: family, school, and community. Contains an amazing Program Tool database with risk factors, protective factors, and programs that have been evaluated and found to work.

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General
This report, released in January 2001, reviews the accumulation of knowledge about youth violence and it’s application to prevention.  State of the art coverage of trends, risk factors, and interventions. Very readable.

Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors Among Youths:  A Compendium of Assessment Tools, Second Edition
Very comprehensive review of instruments and measures of aggression, violence, and certain associated risk factors.  Copies of most tools are included.

Taking Stock of Risk Factors for Child/Youth Externalizing Behavior Problems
Thorough, scholarly review of risk factors for antisocial conduct and related behavior problems.  From an NIMH Expert Panel.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
Excellent collection of links, news, and stats.  Sections for all audiences. Sponsored by CDC.

Safe School Initiative
Information on the study of school attacks conducted by the US Secret Service and the US Department of Education.

William Pollack, Ph.D.
Information from the nation’s leading expert on the psychology of boys and young men.  Author of Real Boys. Discusses the “Boy Code.”

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