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Outcome studies have shown that treatment does not work if administered too late. Preventing Childhood Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Delinquency presents the newest research on the effectiveness of prevention and early intervention programs with children, from birth to adolescence. The contributors to this volume examine the theory and practice of leading programs designed to prevent social and behavioral problems–including violence and substance abuse–in children and adolescents. The innovative programs analyzed here focus on social skills training for children with conduct disorders, anger coping group work for aggressive children, parent training programs, life skills training for substance abuse prevention, and programs for high-risk youth and rural populations. All designed to intervene before the onset of disorders or to deal effectively with problems when they first appear, ...

Chapter 6: A Social-Cognitive Intervention with Aggressive Children: Prevention Effects and Contextual Implementation Issues

A Social-Cognitive Intervention with Aggressive Children: Prevention Effects and Contextual Implementation Issues
A social-cognitive intervention with aggressive children: Prevention effects and contextual implementation issues
JohnE.Lochman
KarenC.Wells

In this chapter, we will explore the role that childhood aggressive behavior plays with negative adolescent outcomes. To interrupt this negative developmental trajectory, a social-cognitive intervention program and its conceptual basis are presented. The structure and effects of the Anger Coping Program and the current Coping Power Program are presented. Finally, we will examine contextual problems that impair implementation of these programs and discuss methods of enhancing the involvement of teachers, peers, and parents.

Aggressive Behavior as a Risk Marker

Unusually frequent or intense levels of aggressive behavior in children are a common cause for referral to mental health clinics and to special ...

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