Aggression and Violence Prevention

Researchers at CCFW are conducting a variety of studies on anger, aggression and violence that examine how children understand and respond to anger and what we can do to protect children in high risk environments.  Our studies of the development of young children’s understanding and response to anger are providing information on the normative responses of healthy children to displays of anger in their environment.  These studies are also being used to inform the development of interventions with at risk youth.  In a series of studies with at-risk populations, CCFW researchers are developing new interventions to improve parenting in families of conduct-problem children as well as in families where children have been exposed to intimate partner violence. 

Lynn Fainsilber Katz

Betty Repacholi

Shannon Dorsey

Suzanne Kerns