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Children at risk: (Non-formal) Education, Experience, Efficiency

In each community and school there are some students whose social skills and/or background are causing problems both for them and surrounding community members (friends, family members, teachers, etc). Well-developed social skills are positively linked to behavior, academic performance and relationships (Jones & Bouffard, 2012). The advancement of social competence among youth, including social skills, allows large number of youth to increase their inclusion and possibilities for being happy member of community. If however, lack of social competence and inclusion is not solved timely and effective way, there is a risk of escalation of problems including involvement of criminal justice system. Nocentini, Calamai & Menesini (2012) underline that social failure is linked with a growth of delinquent behavior.