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Adapting the gang model: peer mentoring for violence prevention.
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PMID:  10390259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the effectiveness of an inner-city peer-mentoring program in modifying the attitudes and behaviors involving violence of preadolescent mentees. METHODS: In a case-matched cohort study involving 7- to 13-year-old children, 50 children enrolled in peer mentoring (case subjects) were compared with 75 control subjects. Case subjects were involved before enrollment in the community program in which the intervention occurred; control subjects lived in the same housing project and were matched with case subjects on age, sex, and census tract. A total of 19 community adolescents mentored the case subjects by designing and presenting violence prevention lessons. Two reliable self-report scales, Determining our Viewpoints of Violent Events and Normative Beliefs About Aggression Scale, were used to measure attitudinal change. Teachers completed the Revised Behavior Problem Checklist to assess changes in behavior. RESULTS: At baseline, the survey scores of the case and control subjects were not different. After the intervention period, the case scores indicated less support for violence than the control scores. Case behavior scores did not change, but control behavior scores worsened. CONCLUSIONS: The data suggest that peer mentoring for younger children may be an important component of efforts to reduce youth violence. A larger multisite trial is warranted.
K Sheehan; J A DiCara; S LeBailly; K K Christoffel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-22     Completed Date:  1999-07-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of General Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Cohort Studies
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Intervention Studies
Models, Psychological
Peer Group*
Self Concept
Statistics, Nonparametric
Urban Health*
Violence / prevention & control*

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