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Kids and Violence

Kids and Violence

by Marvin D Feit, Catherine Dulmus, Karen Sowers, John S Wodarski
     
 

Implement prevention interventions and policies to curb the cycle of violence in our schools!

Kids and Violence: The Invisible School Experience examines overt and covert violence occurring in the school setting involving students, school personnel, and school policy, and highlights a level of violence that is often hidden, ignored, or subtly tolerated. This

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Implement prevention interventions and policies to curb the cycle of violence in our schools!

Kids and Violence: The Invisible School Experience examines overt and covert violence occurring in the school setting involving students, school personnel, and school policy, and highlights a level of violence that is often hidden, ignored, or subtly tolerated. This book provides the latest research findings on various issues of violence in our schools. It also shows what happens when the adults responsible for the well-being of our children are actually perpetrating violence, staying silent about violence, or upholding a system that supports a violent atmosphere.

Kids and Violence is unique in its holistic and systemic approach of examining types of violence that are often overlooked or endorsed by school policies. The book includes 11 chapters focusing on issues such as bullying, school personnel’s role in violence, and prevention programs. The contributors are experts in their fields and include professors, deans, and directors of university social work schools.

Kids and Violence presents the results of an exploratory study that examines self-identified bullies and addresses issues of immediate and vital importance, including:

  • bullying among students, grades 3-8, in a rural school district
  • observations by school personnel on bullying among elementary and middle school students
  • corporal punishment as a cultural norm in the United States and its impact on discipline in our schools
  • solution-focused crisis intervention with adolescents
  • bullying of children and other abuses of power by school personnel
  • adolescent dating violence in the school setting
  • and much more!
It is time to stop the harmful cycle of violence in our schools. This valuable resource serves as a call for immediate action, showing social workers and policymakers how to provide leadership in researching, developing, and delivering empirically-based prevention interventions and policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789025869
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
A Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Peter A. Newcombe PhD
Peter A. Newcombe, PhD, BEd, BA (Hons), Acting Program Director, Behavioural Studies, School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
IMPORTANT. . . . Provides a valuable snapshot that WILL BENEFIT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, COUNSELORS, TEACHERS, AND PERSONNEL as they come to identify, understand, and act on violence in school settings. This is a timely publication, coming as society attempts to come to terms with ever-increasing reports of all forms of school-based violence.
Kevin Corcoran PhD
Kevin Corcoran, PhD, JD, Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, Portland State University
EXCEPTIONAL. . . . BURSTING WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION on violence, youngsters, and our aggressive society. The chapters are all well written, thoughtful, informative, and best of all practical. The editors, who also author many of the chapters, have done a marvelous job, providing the field with REQUIRED READING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS in schools and every other setting serving youth in these seemingly endless times of violence.

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