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ERIC Number: EJ886120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Dysfunctional Family Structures and Aggression in Children: A Case for School-Based, Systemic Approaches with Violent Students
McAdams, Charles R., III; Foster, Victoria A.; Dotson-Blake, Kylie; Brendel, Johnston M.
Journal of School Counseling, v7 n9 2009
School counselors may be in the best position to identify troubled students and intervene before an act of school violence occurs. Current education literature challenges school counselors to expand their knowledge of social, environmental and family dynamics and the influences of those dynamics on student violence. This article will (a) introduce the structural elements of a family system (b) describe links between dysfunctional family structure and child aggression, (c) propose school-based strategies for working with students and their families that address the structural antecedents of aggression, and (d) underscore the feasibility and benefits of a systemic approach to violent students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A