Social skills intervention (SSI) is one of the most popular choices for many school counselors when working with children who exhibit a wide range of behavior problems. However, a review of research findings indicates that social skills training has limited treatment efficacy in improving the social competence of children with behavior problems. Heterogeneous characteristics of these children may offer one explanation for the limited success of social skills training. This article reviews empirical research findings on the two forms of aggression (reactive aggression and proactive aggression) and proposes more individually tailored SSI as a way to improve its efficacy. Implications for social skills intervention are discussed.
Yoon, J. S., & Broder, R. M. (2002). Social Skills Training For Aggressive Children In School Counseling: Implications Of Current Understanding Of Subtypes Of Aggressive Children, Dimensions of Counseling, 30(2), 1-7. doi:10.22237/mijoc/1028160060