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More Than Just Mean Girls: A Series on Relational Aggression

What is Relational Aggression? | Relational Aggression and Culture | Relational Aggression: Prevention and Intervention

What is Relational Aggression and How Is It a Problem? (November 30, 2010)

Find out more about the development of childhood aggression and how it relates to gender, the physiological stress responses to relational aggression, and the interplay of relational aggression and maltreated children.

This Lesson from the Field aims to facilitate professionals’ understanding of relational aggression so they can leverage to enhance their ability to work with affected youth in variety of settings.

Presenters

The following professionals were on the presenter panel:

See the Presenter Bios (431 K PDF).

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Does Relational Aggression and Its Correlates Vary Across Cultural Contexts? (February 8, 2011)

Hear about the cross-cultural research taking place at Brigham Young University, what is known about relational aggression in family relationships, and the “unknowns” that are currently being explored on this topic.

This Lesson from the Field aims to facilitate professionals’ professionals understanding of relational aggression so they can leverage to enhance their ability to work with affected youth in variety of settings.

Presenters

The following professionals were on the presenter panel:

See the Presenter Bios (415 K PDF).

Video and Presentation Materials

How Do We Prevent or Intervene in Relational Aggression? (April 15, 2011)

Explore strategies for preventing and intervening in relational aggression as well as critical considerations to consider as you implement a program targeting relational aggression. One intervention program for relation aggression among African-American children in grade school will be highlighted.

This Lesson from the Field aims to facilitate professionals’ professionals understanding of relational aggression so they can leverage to enhance their ability to work with affected youth in variety of settings.

Presenters

The following professionals were on the presenter panel:

Pop-up box with the following: Dr. Leff directs two National Institutes of Mental Health funded intervention programs: The Friend to Friend Program, a group intervention for inner-city relationally aggressive girls, and the Preventing Relational Aggression in Schools Everyday (PRAISE) Program, a classroom-based relational aggression program for all 3rd-4th grade students. His publication and research interest include aggression prevention in urban schools and community, gender and social cognitive differences in the expression of aggression, integrity monitoring of interventions, and partnership-based approaches to measurement and intervention development.

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