Conduct disorders are a group of behavioural and emotional problems in children and adolescents that are persistent and repetitive. Conduct disorder results in serious behavioural problems that may raise concern among teachers, parents and peers so it is important to access appropriate professional treatment and support. Recognising the early signs of conduct disorders can help take appropriate action.
What can teachers do to support children with conduct disorders?
Children or young people with conduct disorders can sometimes be labelled as “bad” however it is important to recognise their difficulties as a mental illness with which they are struggling and realise the repercussions these labels could have.
3 top tips!
Seek professional help if you are worried about a child or young person. Seek professional help if you are worried about a child or young person.
Using ABC (Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequences) charts can help you to understand sequences of behaviours.
Seek out positive behaviours in order to try and develop more prosocial patterns of behaviour.