Changes in social competence in young children treated because of conduct problems as viewed by multiple informants
Aggressive children lacking prosocial strategies are often disliked by their peers and they tend to relate to friends in contexts, where there are high levels of aggression in the peer-group, which in turn may increase levels of child of aggression and other conduct problems (15). Interventions that lead to peer acceptance and enhanced social competence in the child with early conduct problems may disrupt the behavioural trajectories leading to lasting psychosocial problems.
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