ERIC Number: ED449632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Aggression and Violence: Risk, Resilience, and Prevention. ERIC Digest #E602.
Christle, Christine A.; Jolivette, Kristine; Nelson, C. Michael
This brief paper summarizes the current literature concerning youth aggression and violence especially risk, resilience, and prevention. It summarizes risk factors for aggression and violence including child characteristics (e.g., hyperactivity, risk-taking, emotional disturbance), home conditions (e.g., harsh and ineffective parental discipline, child abuse and/or neglect), and school community influences (e.g., low school involvement and academic and social failure). It notes that many students exposed to risk factors do not display aggressive or violent behaviors and identifies some protective factors explaining this resilience such as positive personal attitudes, a close attachment to at least one family member, and a supportive school and community environment. Evidence supporting integrative, proactive approaches to preventing youth aggression and violence is offered, especially the teaching of academic and social skills necessary for success in school and life. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Aggression, At Risk Persons, Behavior Disorders, Community Influence, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Intervention, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Resilience (Personality), Risk, Student Characteristics, Violence
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
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