School-Based Prevention Programs for Aggressive Children Improve Behavior

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Aggressive Behavior in Teens and Children

Aggressive behavior in children and teenagers is a serious problem, and having violent behavior early in life is strongly associated with injury, later criminal conduct and poorer health as an adult.

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A Cochrane Systematic Review that draws data from more than fifty different trials shows that delivering programmes in schools that specifically target at-risk pupils, can have real benefits.

Intervention strategies that aim to reduce violent behavior in school children can either address a whole school or class, or alternatively target the children who already have threatening or aggressive behavior

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