School and Family Counselors Work Together to Reduce Fighting at School.
To address the problem of fighting in four urban middle schools, school and family counselors collaborated to provide school-based multifamily counseling as an alternative to the mandatory 3-day external suspension program. Supported by district leaders and local school principals, the program was successful in reducing fighting recidivism rates. This article provides an overview of program organization and implementation, along with the achieved outcomes. **********