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.

Decreasing "Mean Girl" Aggression Associated With Better Behavior Across Classroom

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.

Why Pediatricians Should Ask About Bullying

When it comes to bullying, there are multiple touchpoints at which intervention is possible, including at schools, at home, and through visits to the pediatrician’s office. Here at CHOP, we have instituted a network-wide bullying screen as part of our Electronic Health Record, making asking about bullying a standard part of the care that many of our patients receive.
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