The GREAT Schools and Families Project – completed in 2007 – was a multi-site program to develop and evaluate violence prevention programs for middle school students. Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Illinois-Chicago, and the University of Georgia-Athens collaborated on this project. The project was funded by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was the largest violence-prevention study ever funded by the CDC.
Work completed on this project by the Center included:
- Securing funding to provide intervention services to students, teachers, and families in Durham middle schools
- Developing innovative interventions to prevent school and family violence
- Training staff to implement school and family interventions
- Rigorous evaluation of program impact
- Preparing manuscripts for publication and presenting findings at national scientific meetings