Mendez Foundation - Too Good for Violence

Too Good for Violence (K–8) is a school-based prevention program that uses the same research, theories, strategies and format that propelled Too Good for Drugs to national prominence, including Model Program designation from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Too Good for Violence (K–8) addresses the most significant risk and protective factors at each developmental level to help students learn the skills and attitudes they need to get along peacefully with others

National Youth Violence Prevention Week, March 31 - April 4, 2008

The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (S A V E ) and, a brand of Sunburst Visual Media are proud to be founding partners of the National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

CASEL will enhance children's success in school and life by promoting coordinated, evidence-based social, emotional, and academic learning as an essential part of education from preschool though high school.

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at The University of Colorado

The project, called Blueprints for Violence Prevention, has identified 11 prevention and intervention programs that meet a strict scientific standard of program effectiveness. The 11 model programs, called Blueprints, have been effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency, and substance abuse.

The Committee for Children

For more than 25 years, Committee for Children, a nonprofit organization, has been developing award-winning classroom programs that focus on the topics of youth violence, bullying, child abuse, personal safety, and emergent literacy.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

The International CPTED Association (ICA) is committed to creating safer environments and improving the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies. CPTED ~ pronounced \sep-ted\ ~ has as its basic premise that the proper design and effective use of the physical environment can lead to a reduction in the incidence and fear of crime, thereby improving the quality of life.

The Institute for Minority and Urban Education

The Institute conducts research and evaluations, provides information services, and assists schools, community-based organizations, and parent school leaders in program development and evaluation, professional development, and parent education.

The Hamilton Fish Institute

Serves as a national resource to test the effectiveness of school violence prevention methods and to develop more effective strategies, and provides a searchable database of resources on violence prevention programs and related topics.

Teaching Tolerance

Serves as a clearninghouse of information about anti-bias program and activities being implemented in schools across the country, and provides a number of free resources for teachers including specific lesson plans and other classroom activities.

The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Is an international nonprofit training & peacemaking organization with a vision of a world where everyone's needs can be met peacefully. CNVC contributes to this vision by providing trainings in non- violent communication to the public and to organizations.


PeaceBuilders is the research-validated violence prevention youth program approved for the federally funded Safe and Drug-Free Schools Act. It is a comprehensive program launched in organizations that shifts the entire climate to a peaceful, productive and safe place for children, teenagers, parents, staff and faculty.


One of the things probably best known about Quakers is that we have a testimony against participation in war, which we call the peace testimony.

Tribes Learning Communities

Offers programs focused on reducing student violence, conflict, drug and alcohol use, absenteeism, poor achievement, etc., educators and parents now agree, creating a positive school or classroom environment is the most effective way to improve behavior and learning.



The Deanna Maran Foundation relies upon tax deductible contributions for financial aid.

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Deanna Maran Foundation for Non-Violence
P.O. Box 7037
San Carlos, CA 94070

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