Evidence-Based School-Based Violence and Prevention Programs
John Lochman, Ph.D., ABPP
The University of Alabama
In this overview, Dr. John Lochman provides a description of the components common to evidence-based prevention programs for aggression in children from preschool age to early adolescence. In addition, he provides an overview of the research examining the effectiveness of various types of prevention programs for aggressive behavior in children.
John Lochman, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor and Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center. He is the Director of the Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1977. He has authored more than 210 scientific articles, chapters and books, and this work has primarily focused on the causes and consequences of highly aggressive behavior in childhood. In addition to his prevention research on the Coping Power program, Dr. Lochman also is a co-principal investigator on a study of the preventive effects of the comprehensive, intensive Fast Track program, designed to prevent adolescent conduct problems, funded by National Institute of Health (NIMH). Dr. Lochman serves on grant review committees at NIH and at several private foundations. He is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Behavior Therapy, Developmental Psychology, and the Journal of School Psychology, and he is the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.