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Decreasing Aggression in Schools: CHOP’s Friend to Friend Program Expands Across the Philadelphia School District
Read a selection from a CHOP Research Institute Cornerstone blog about a new National Institutes of Health grant that will allow for the expansion of Friend to Friend, a school-based relational aggression intervention designed specifically for 3rd to 5th grade girls.
CHOP's Friend to Friend program has been proven effective for reducing the relational aggression of urban African-American 3rd to 5th grade girls. New research shows that the positive impact of the program extends to the entire classroom, including male students, non-aggressive female students, and even teachers, by channeling the influence of aggressive girls in a positive way and allowing them opportunities to hone their leadership skills.
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A recently published study has established CHOP’s Friend to Friend as the first and only relational aggression intervention to demonstrate a decrease in relationally-aggressive behaviors among urban minority girls that continued at least a year after the conclusion of the program.