Tackling Bullying in Athletics - Best Practices for Modeling Appropriate Behavior

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Bullying prevention is a priority for all who work with our youth in schools, parks, organizations, and athletic fields . Tackling Bullying in Athletics will help athletic directors, coaches, and parents by detailing how they can provide a bully free playing field and promote sportsmanship and character. The athletic field, with all its triumphs, is an environment that can lend itself easily to bullying, and these behaviors may have devastating consequences. The easy-to-read format and solid practical advice ...

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Overview

Bullying prevention is a priority for all who work with our youth in schools, parks, organizations, and athletic fields . Tackling Bullying in Athletics will help athletic directors, coaches, and parents by detailing how they can provide a bully free playing field and promote sportsmanship and character. The athletic field, with all its triumphs, is an environment that can lend itself easily to bullying, and these behaviors may have devastating consequences. The easy-to-read format and solid practical advice provide the guidelines and best practices to coach with success and provide a winning environment for everyone. The eight best practices complement and parallel the school efforts that should be organized to prevent bullying.

Meline Kevokian, Ed.D., is the author of several books, including 101 Facts about Bullying: What Everyone Should know; Preventing Bullying: Helping Kids From Positive Relationships, and Six Secrets for Parents to Help Their Kids Achieve in School. She is the executive director of academic review of Nova Southeastern University, a former columnist at the Miami Herald-and a board member of the International Bullying Prevention Association. She has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, NBC, FOX, CBS, WSVN, Mom Talk Radio, WLRN Public Television, BlueSuitMom.com, and the National PIA.

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Editorial Reviews

Coach Tony Sparano
Teaching children to be more caring towards each other and learning about, and being tolerant of, our differences is so crucial.
Dr. Kevorkian is tackling an important issue facing all of our children in schools today
Gary Nihan
Bullying in athletics is an issue that affects everyone and left unchecked becomes part of a much larger problem. It is important that everyone recognizes bullying and learns how to deal with it appropriately. This book offers a clear definition of bullying and simple practical ways to deal with the unique circumstances of the athletic setting. This book is a must read for parents, coaches, and educators who are concerned about eliminating bullying behavior wherever it occurs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607093800
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/16/2010
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Meline Kevorkian, Ed.D is the author of several books including, 101 Facts about Bullying: What Everyone Should Know, Preventing Bullying: Helping Kids Form Positive Relationships, and Six Secrets for Parents to Help Their Kids Achieve in School. Currently; she is the executive director of academic review at Nova Southeastern University, a former columnist at The Miami Herald and board member of the International Bullying Prevention Association. She has been featured on the TODAY show, CNN, NBC, FOX, CBS, WSVN, Mom Talk Radio, WLRN Public Television, BlueSuitMom.com, and the National PTA Robin D'Antona Ed.D. is an educational consultant and adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University. She is author of 101 Facts about Bullying: What Everyone Should Know About Bullying , a certified national Olweus bullying prevention trainer, founding board member of the International Bullying Prevention Association and works with school districts, after school programs and other groups training parents, teachers, coaches, and practitioners about bullying prevention.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

1 Why Care? 10 Win, 1 Loss Season 1

2 Why Bullying Prevention? 9

3 Athletes: The View from the Playing Field 23

4 Coaches: The View from the Locker Room 37

5 Fans: The View from the Grandstands 51

6 The Playbook: Best Practices-Prevention 63

7 The Playbook: Best Practices-Intervention 71

Final Thoughts on Preventing Bullying in Athletics 81

References 85

About the Authors 91

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