ERIC Number: EJ820827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
Core Competencies and the Prevention of Youth Violence
Sullivan, Terri N.; Farrell, Albert D.; Bettencourt, Amie F.; Helms, Sarah W.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n122 p33-46 Win 2008
We discuss how the five core competencies for healthy adjustment in adolescence (a positive sense of self, self-control, decision-making skills, a moral system of belief, and prosocial connectedness) are represented in theories of aggression and youth violence. We then discuss research supporting the relation between these core competencies and aggressive and violent behavior in childhood and adolescence. Finally, we address the degree to which these core competencies have been included and systematically evaluated within school-based prevention programs, and we end with suggestions for future directions.
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Competence, Decision Making, Self Esteem, Self Control, Moral Values, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Prosocial Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Aggression, Children, Adolescents, Student Behavior, Peer Influence, Family Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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