ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN SCHOOLS: Strategies and Best Practices

This book reviews practical strategies for preventing and remediating antisocial behavior in the school setting. Strategies are presented to: design an optimally effective classroom environment; establish a schoolwide discipline plan; manage teacher-student interactions effectively; conduct social skills training for entire classrooms of students; involve parents; identify students at risk for developing antisocial behavior patterns; develop a pull-out intensive social skills instruction program which includes “normal” peers; prevent escalated hostile teacher-student confrontations; and improve the antisocial student’s social interactions, peer relations, and ability to abide by playground rules. Suggestions are realistic and do not underplay the difficulty or time that must be invested to make the interventions work. Case studies are included. (Publisher: Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA. Date: 1995)