Initiative Description: A bully prevention program consisting of 7, 1 hour sessions delivered over several months with a focus on social skills and conflict resolution (included a chance for children to practice verbalizing feelings, define positive and negative social behaviors, practice conflict resolution through simulated disputes, and journaling) resulted in students being able to apply conflict resolution skills in real arguments after the program had concluded.
Study Results: The social-emotional problem-solving curricula offers a distinct set of skills which enable students to constructively manage conflict, manifested through statistically significant decreases in verbal and physical aggression.
Reference: Heydenberk, W., & Heydenberk, R. (2007). More than manners: Conflict resolution in primary level classrooms. Early Childhood Education Journal, 35(2), 119-126. doi:10.1007/s10643-007-0185-4
Level of Evidence: Good