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Early-onset disruptive behavior can negatively impact children’s development by becoming, in some cases, the precursor of later developmental trajectories characterized, long-term, by more severe and harmful forms of antisocial behavior. Advancing towards sound etiological models that could inform early preventive interventions is, therefore, of paramount...

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) predict juvenile offending and are associated with specific patterns of aggressive behavior. Nonetheless, adolescents in forensic psychiatry rarely meet diagnostic criteria for trauma related psychiatric disorders. Adequate assessment of ACEs in youths comprises a number of specific challenges. As a consequence,...

Psychopathy refers to a multidimensional construct that encompasses affective, interpersonal and behavioral dimensions. The affective dimension has been named Callous-unemotional (CU) Traits, constituting the first extension of the concept of psychopathy attributed to children. Although the literature shows more evidence for the characteristics of CU...

Aggressive behavior has a strong impact on adolescent’s psychosocial adjustment and school arenas. The Social information processing model not only explains the aggressive behavior but also their maintenance factors. Intervention programs based on this model are mainly applied to aggressive adolescents. Interventions for all the...