Program Evaluation

Identifying effective programs for violence prevention: the Canadian Best Practices Portal

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The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Violence Prevention Portal focuses on issues of neglect, abuse (physical, sexual, psychological), suicide, and self-abusive acts. Its aim is to provide information and resources to prevent these types of violence and to reduce long-term effects associated with it. The Best Practices Section of the Preventing Violence Portal includes a searchable collection of almost 50 violence prevention and health promotion programs and interventions. Programs, services, strategies, policies, and interventions included in the Best Practices Portal have undergone thorough assessment. To be included as a Canadian Best Practice, all programs and/or interventions must be suitable and appropriate for the intended context, must have been evaluated through report or peer-reviewed journal article, must have evidence of effectiveness, must have been replicated, and must originate from a credible source.