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CPSTF Findings for Violence

The following table includes alphabetized lists of intervention approaches reviewed by the Community Preventive Services Task Force with summaries of the CPSTF finding for each (definitions of findings). Click on a linked CPSTF review title to read a summary of the evidence and access supporting materials. Findings are divided into the following categories:

Intervention
Task Force Finding
Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Prevention
Primary Prevention Interventions to Reduce Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Youth A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
April 2018
Intervention
CPSTF Finding
Early Childhood Home Visitation
Early Childhood Home Visitation
To Prevent Child Maltreatment A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
February 2002
To Prevent Intimate Partner Violence A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
February 2002
To Prevent Violence by Children A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
February 2002
To Prevent Violence by Parents (Other than Child Maltreatment or Intimate Partner Violence) A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
February 2002
Intervention
CPSTF Finding
Firearms Laws
Bans on Specified Firearms or Ammunition A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2001
Child Access Prevention (CAP) Laws A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
April 2002
Combinations of Firearms Laws A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
April 2002
Firearm Registration and Licensing of Firearm Owners A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2001
Restrictions on Firearm Acquisition A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2001
"Shall issue" Concealed Weapons Carry Laws A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
April 2002
Waiting Periods for Firearm Acquisition A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2001
Zero Tolerance of Firearms in Schools A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2001
Intervention
CPSTF Finding
Reducing Psychological Harm from Traumatic Events Among Children and Adolescents
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Group CBT A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
June 2006
Individual CBT A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
June 2006
Other Therapies
Art Therapy A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
June 2006
Pharmacological Therapy A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
June 2006
Play Therapy A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
June 2006
Psychodynamic Therapy A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
June 2006
Psychological Debriefing A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
June 2006
Intervention
CPSTF Finding
School-Based Violence Prevention Programs
School-Based Programs to Reduce Violence A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
June 2005
Intervention
CPSTF Finding
Therapeutic Foster Care
Therapeutic Foster Care
For Children with Severe Emotional Disturbance A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
June 2002
For Chronically Delinquent Juveniles A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
June 2002
Intervention
CPSTF Finding
Youth Transfer to Adult Criminal System
Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Justice Systems A red square means that the CPSTF Recommends Against implementing this interventionRecommended Against
April 2003