Youth Violence DataResearch to Practice Briefs

These Research to Practice Briefs provide an overview of what the research says on specific youth violence prevention strategies and issues. The intent of these Briefs is to present the key evidence-based findings, considerations for implementation, and links to more resources to support your practice and actions in the community.

The information in these Research to Practice Briefs is primarily drawn from recent systematic reviews or meta-analyses that have been pre-appraised of strong quality by research service called based out of McMaster University. Where applicable, the Briefs also include related programs that are recommended by the Canadian Best Practices Portal.


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Other resources for accessing high-quality, pre-appraised research:

  • Rapid Review – What are the Effective Interventions for Building Resilience among At-Risk Youth [PDF 696KB, 44 pages]
  • Health Evidence – Provides access to pre-appraised systematic reviews and meta-analyses related to a wide range of health and social service topics.
  • The Campbell Collaboration – Produces and provides access to systematic reviews on the effects of social interventions in the fields of Crime and Justice, Education, International Development, and Social Welfare.
  • The Community Guide – A free resource to help practitioners choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their communities. Systematic reviews are used to guide practitioners towards effective program and policy interventions.
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) – Identifies and shares knowledge about what works on a wide variety of health and social care services.
  • The Cochrane Collaboration – producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence in health care.

Learn more about making Evidence-Informed Decisions.

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