Violence Prevention in Middle School: A Preliminary Study

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Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice, ISSN: 1944-821X, Vol: 40, Issue: 2, Page: 4-11

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Killam, Wendy K.; Roland, Catherine B.; Weber, Bill
Wayne State University Library System
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Violence in schools continues reflecting violence within society. There is a growing need for violence prevention programs within the schools that provide students with the skills needed to cope with interpersonal and relationship is-sues effectively. This study was conducted at a middle school and there were 345 middle school students (6th to 8th grade) who participated in the study. The students participated in a violence prevention program. In this study, the researchers used a pre-test/post-test design and the results indicated that there were some changes in attitudes towards violence that occurred after the intervention.