Bullying and harassment threaten academic achievement and mental health in our schools. Look beyond your work with individual students to address these problems in their larger context!
This book presents enlightening empirical studies and reviews of the literature on peer harassment, bullying, and victimization. Designed to expand our knowledge and understanding of these topics, Bullying, Peer Harassment, and Victimization in the Schools: The Next Generation of Prevention documents the widespread nature of the phenomena both inside and outside the United States, identifies risk and protective factors, and provides practitioners with specific, evidence-based guidelines for effective preventive action.
Bullying, Peer Harassment, and Victimization in the Schools provides vital information on:
what mental health professionals can do to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in schools
the relationship between middle-school adjustment and bullying
aggressive behavior and friendship patterns in immigrant children
school-based intervention strategies
the relationship between the cultures of childhood and sexual harassment—from developmental, domestic violence, and legal perspectives
risk factors and protective factors affecting victimization
It has been estimated that bullying affects more than half of the students in American schools. This book can add significantly to your ability to combat and prevent this pervasive problem. Use it to improve the quality of education received by students in your community!
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