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This week you will investigate antisocial, violent, and destructive behaviors in children. Children with conduct disorders are frequently described as being “out of control” by parents and teachers. Many schools have adopted a “zero tolerance” approach to school discipline issues. The intent of the policy and its corresponding sanctions is to signal that certain behaviors will not be tolerated by punishing both major and minor offenses severely. This policy began as a result of students bringing guns or drugs to schools, but some schools have expanded it to include fighting, threats, or even swearing.
The behaviors do not occur in isolation but rather as a class of behaviors typically labeled “oppositional,” “social aggressive,” or “conduct disordered.” This week you will assess the appropriateness of school sanctions for conduct disorders. Then, you will review a potential case for potential conduct disorders and suggest treatment options.