ERIC Number: EJ932138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 21
The EQUIP for Educators Program
DiBiase, Ann-Marie; Potter, Granville Bud; Gibbs, John C.
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v20 n1 p45-50 2011
There is a need for proactive support and early intervention to meet the needs of behaviorally at-risk students. There is limited opportunity to intervene with effective results, given that stability of antisocial behavior increases dramatically over time. Moreover, if antisocial behavior patterns are not addressed early on, these children tend to experience numerous long-term negative consequences such as academic failure, impaired social relationships, escalating rates and forms of aggressive behavior, substance abuse, and delinquent behavior. Given the multifaceted nature of antisocial behavior patterns, intervention programs should be multimodal, including social skills training, ethical responsibility and moral development, anger management, and problem solving. This article discusses "EQUIP for Educators," a multicomponent prevention program that seeks to proactively address three core limitations that are often challenges for the behaviorally at-risk students: (1) delay in moral judgment; (2) cognitive distortions; and (3) social skills deficiencies.
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Early Intervention, Delinquency, Aggression, Prevention, At Risk Students, Value Judgment, Moral Development, Antisocial Behavior, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence
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