Prevention and Treatment of Aggression

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Abstract
Children and adolescents who engage in and antisocial behaviors repeatedly, exhibit a persistent pattern of antisocial behavior that significantly impairs everyday functioning in the contexts of the school, home and the community. Preventing and treating aggressive behaviors in children and youth encompasses a combination of cognitive, behavioral interventions, and parental training and increased school involvement and is targeted to the reduction of dysfunctional cognitive, behavioral, and problem-solving patterns of aggressive youths.
Keywords: aggression, antisocial behavior, children, adolescence, conduct disorders, behavioral problems, development and intervention.

Introduction
The display of aggressive behaviors by children and youths in Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most pressing concerns facing parents and teachers today. As a result, students with significant behavioral concerns or educational disabilities are clustered together into alternative educational programs. As a result, increased inclusion of disturbed and socially maladjusted students, including those with histories of aggression and violence, is related to an overall increase in school aggression and violence.
Aggressive antisocial behavior appears to be a developmental trait that begins early in life and often continues into adolescence and adulthood. For many youths, stable manifestations of antisocial behavior begin as early as pre-elementary school (Emond, Ormel, Veenstra, & Oldehinkel, 2007). Research into the nature of aggressive behavior in youths has shown that many aggressive youths are also often the victims of abuse, exhibit aggressive behavior in early childhood, and remain aggressive into young adulthood, suggesting an underlying developmental continuum ( Webber & Plotts, 2008).
Aggressive behaviors may arise from innate motivations or a response to…...

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