“As the number and variety of youth violence prevention programs steadily increases, so do the standards for choosing and implementing such programs. For example, Safe and Drug-Free Schools grant recipients must meet certain standards, known as the Principles of Effectiveness, for achieving measurable results. ‘Effective’ programs are guided by research regarding best practices and based on evaluation that provides evidence the program prevents or reduces violence or disruptive behavior among youth. This document answers frequently asked questions by explaining the theoretical foundation of the Peace Education Foundation (PEF) model and providing evidence that the PEF model meets the standards for effective programs.” – Publisher’s description