Evidence-Based Interventions for Adolescents with Disruptive Behaviors in School-Based Settings

Tarah M. Kuhn*, Jon S. Ebert, Kathy A. Gracey, Gabrielle L. Chapman, Richard A. Epstein

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Disruptive behaviors in the school setting can threaten the maintenance of optimal learning environments in schools. Challenging behaviors, such as defiance, hostility, and aggression, often define disruptive classroom behaviors. This article presents a clinical review of existing literature on interventions for adolescent disruptive behavior problems in school-based settings and in outpatient mental health settings and makes recommendations around working with adolescents with disruptive behaviors in school-based settings. Many types of interventions are effective; effective implementation is key to good results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-317
Number of pages13
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Disruptive behavior disorder
  • Evidence-based practice
  • School health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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