Behavioural problems in children are one of the most frequent complaints from families and teachers, and are among the main reasons for demanding professional attention by families. Difficulty following rules, aggressive, defiant behaviour, tantrums and anger outbursts are just some of the manifestations of a set of problems that can significantly alter the well-being of the child and his/her environment. Furthermore, although the evolutionary course of these problems may be variable, there is a high risk that these early difficulties become chronic and trigger more severe problems in adolescence, such as school failure, antisocial behaviour or drug abuse problems.
The EmPeCemos programme. Emotions, Thoughts and Behaviours for Healthy Development is a multi-component intervention aimed at families, teachers and children to address early behavioural problems and prevent the development of future social, emotional and behavioural maladjustment.