This Masters thesis deals with verbal aggression and concerns itself with the research question: “What resources are available to social education workers to enable them to deal with verbally aggressive youths in the long term to ensure the preservation of a stable psyche?” Initially, I look closely at behavioural problems in youths: terminology is explained and youths with behavioural problems are considered from a pedagogical perspective. One form of behavioural disorder is aggression, and I explain the causes of this alongside demonstrating the differing forms of aggressive expression. The principle focus of this thesis is on verbal forms of aggression, and, in this case, I consider what the relevant literature, as well as youths, understand by verbal aggression. Furthermore, this thesis goes into the forms and functions of verbal aggression and the effects that it has on the offender and the victim. Pedagogical professionals often suffer significant stress caused by the aggressive expressions on the part of youths. For this reason, I present de-escalation and training concepts for working together with verbally aggressive youths, which aim to provide treatment opportunities in dealing with youths with verbal aggression, as well as helping youths to get their aggression under control. The mental health of social education workers plays a fundamental role in dealing with verbal aggression and I hereby outline personal and institutional resources and their importance in terms of dealing with verbal aggression is emphasised. Lastly, I present the most important results from the investigation in the empirical section and their correlation to the theories shown.