Adolescent Violence Prevention: A Review of After-School and Arts-Based Programs

Dr. Daniel C. Johnson,
Dr. Caroline Clements
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From an interdisciplinary perspective, preventing violence among young people is a broad and worthy goal with many possible solutions. In this paper, the authors take a theoretical perspective on this issue and present background information on afterschool programs, violence prevention, and arts education with the goal of highlighting the nexus of these three areas. Only by understanding the issues related to adolescent violence and promising interventions, can teachers, parents, and administrators take effective action. Particularly with respect to the arts in after-school programs, the authors suggest that substantial work needs to be done to form a coherent theoretical framework for well-informed program development. To that end, the three purposes of this paper are to: (1) summarize literature on adolescent violence; (2) review after-school programs and identify components key for their success; (3) explore unique and effective ways the arts may contribute to violence prevention in after-school programming.

Keywords: Adolescent Violence Prevention, Violence Prevention, Afterschool Programs, Arts Education
Stream: Psychology, Cognitive Science and the Behavioural Sciences, Education and Social Welfare, Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Adolescent Violence Prevention

Dr. Daniel C. Johnson

Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Music, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Assistant Professor Daniel C. Johnson, Ph.D., is the Assistant Chair of the Music Department at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He teaches applied tuba and euphonium studies as well as courses in music education, music technology, and the Honors Scholars Program. Johnson is a certified Orff-Schulwerk instructor and multi-instrumentalist with over dozen years of teaching experience. Dr. Johnson has performed as principal tubist with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, the Long Bay Symphony, and the UNCW Faculty Brass Quintet. He also performs and directs the UNCW Early Music Consort. A frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences, Johnson has published articles in: The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, The International Journal of the Humanities, The International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal, The Kindermusik Educators Journal, The Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association Journal, The Queensland Kodály News, and on-line at The second editio of his textbook, Musical Explorations: Fundamentals Through Experience, is published by Kendall-Hunt.

Dr. Caroline Clements

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC, USA

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