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Splett JD, Maras MA, Brooks CM. GIRLSS: A randomized, pilot study of a multisystemic, school-based intervention to reduce relational aggression. J Child Fam Stud. 2015;24(8):2250-2261.


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Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): YOUTH, Adult-led Support/Counseling/Remediation, PARENT/FAMILY, Training, Consultation

Intervention Results:

As reported by the school counselors, intervention participants demonstrated a statistically significant change in relational aggression in the desired direction compared to control participants (p=0.038). No significance was found for both selfreport (p=0.991) and teacher report (p=0.283). The averaged teacher and school counselor report showed a significant change in the desired direction for the intervention group compared to the control group (p=0.038).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.