As a therapist who started her career in inner-city Flint, I can honestly say that relational aggression is one of the trickiest issues I’ve come across.

Since you’re here…reading this post…chances are you know how difficult it can be. Helping kids handle social exclusion and toxic friendships is not easy.

We can spend hours working with students only to have the same issues pop back up.

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Lesson 1 Objectives

  • Defining relational aggression
  • Verbal examples
  • Nonverbal examples
  • The difference between friendship problems & relational aggression

Lesson 2 Objectives

  • Students do well when they can
  • Power as a motivating factor
  • Control as a motivating factor
  • Security as a motivating factor
  • Safety as a motivating factor
  • Skill deficits lead to relational aggression

Lesson 3 Objectives

  • The impact on the individual student(s)
  • The impact on the classroom as a learning environment
  • Long-term impact on targets of relational aggression

Lesson 4 Objectives

  • Pitfalls of using peer mediation for relational aggression
  • The pitfalls of using counselor-led conflict resolution for relational aggression
  • The only time you should use counselor-led conflict resolution
  • The best methods for working with students

Lesson 5 Objectives

Necessary skills sets for students to handle relational aggression

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Understanding friendships
  • Self-efficacy