The Effectiveness of Positive Peer Culture with Youth at Risk

@article{Brendtro2019TheEO,
  title={The Effectiveness of Positive Peer Culture with Youth at Risk},
  author={L. Brendtro and Michael Caslor},
  journal={Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research},
  year={2019},
  pages={7-14}
}
Youth in conflict with adults often gravitate to friends who support high-risk behavior. Various group treatment programs have sought to reverse this negative peer influence with two different strategies. In peer pressure programs, youth discipline one another to reinforce behavior norms. In peer helping programs such as Positive Peer Culture (PPC), youth support one another by solving problems and building strengths. While both approaches have been shown to improve short-term behavior, peer… Expand

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