School-Based Secondary Prevention Programs for Preventing Violence
Description of Resource:
Aggressive behavior in childhood is a risk factor for violence and criminal behavior in adulthood. This systematic review looked at the effectiveness of school-based secondary prevention programs targeted at children identified as aggressive or at risk of being aggressive. The review identified 56 studies—and overall findings show that school-based secondary prevention programs aimed at reducing aggressive behavior do appear to produce improvements in behavior. Both primary- and secondary-school age groups, and both mixed-sex groups and boys-only groups, showed improvements.