Evidence Base

This tool provides access to abstracts from published studies that have measured the effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence. To be included in the database, studies must have measured the impact of interventions directly on violence. Studies have been selected through a systematic review of published academic literature and the full inclusion criteria. The abstracts can be searched by violence type, keywords and geographical area of implementation. To read more about the evidence base and inclusion requirements here.




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TitleAuthorsYear PublishedRegionCountryViolence Types
Building caregivers' emotional, parental and social support skills to prevent violence against adolescent girls: findings from a cluster randomised controlled trial in Democratic Republic of Congo Stark L, Seff I, Asghar K, Roth D, Bakamore T, MacRae M, D’Andon CF, Falb KL.2018 WHO African Region Democratic Republic of the Congo Child Abuse
Preventing violence against refugee adolescent girls: findings from a cluster randomised controlled trial in Ethiopia Stark L, Asghar K, Seff I, Yu G, Gessesse TT, Ward L, Baysa AA, Neiman A, Falb KL. 2018 WHO African Region Ethiopia Intimate Partner Violence
Changing the norms that drive intimate partner violence: findings from a cluster randomised trial on what predisposes bystanders to take action in Kampala, Uganda Abramsky T, Musuya T, Namy S, Watts C, Michau L2018 WHO African Region Uganda Intimate Partner Violence,Sexual Violence
Reducing violence by teachers using the preventative intervention Interaction Competencies with Children for Teachers (ICC-T): A cluster randomized controlled trial at public secondary schools in Tanzania Nkuba M, Hermenau K, Goessmann K, Hecker T.2018 WHO African Region United Republic of Tanzania Child Abuse
A Media-Based School Intervention to Reduce Sexual Orientation Prejudice and Its Relationship to Discrimination, Bullying, and the Mental Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents in Western Canada: A Population-Based Evaluation Burk J, Park M, Saewyc E.2018 WHO Region of the Americas Canada Youth Violence
Implementation and evaluation of a parenting program to prevent child maltreatment in Suriname van der Kooij IW, Bipat S, Boer F, Lindauer RJ, Graafsma TL.2018 WHO Region of the Americas Suriname Child Abuse
Kentucky Health Access Nurturing Development Services Home Visiting Program Improves Maternal and Child Health Williams CM, Cprek S, Asaolu I, English B, Jewell T, Smith K, Robl J.2018 WHO Region of the Americas United States of America Child Abuse
Initial Findings from a Feasibility Trial Examining the SafeCare Dad to Kids Program with Marginalized Fathers Self-Brown S, Osborne MC, Lai BS, Brown ND, Glasheen TL, Adams MC. 2018 WHO Region of the Americas United States of America Child Abuse
The impact of SafeCare® Dads to Kids program on father maltreatment risk and involvement: Outcomes and lessons learned from an efficacy trial Self-Brown S, Osborne MC, Boyd Jr C, Brown ND, Rostad W, Patterson A, Baker E, Thomas A, McAdam EM, Jackson M, Glasheen TL.2018 WHO Region of the Americas United States of America Child Abuse
Long-Term Effects of the Communities That Care Trial on Substance Use, Antisocial Behavior, and Violence Through Age 21 Years Oesterle S, Kuklinski MR, Hawkins JD, Skinner ML, Guttmannova K, Rhew IC. 2018 WHO Region of the Americas United States of America Youth Violence
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