The Essential Guide to Bullying: Prevention And Intervention

The Essential Guide to Bullying: Prevention And Intervention

by Cindy Miller
     
 

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Headlines are filled with tragic stories of senseless murders and suicides that have resulted from child and teen bullying. As social networking and technology add to the ways that kids can be bullied, parents feel powerless against this insidious force that compels even "good" kids to participate in or enable bullying in schools, in extracurricular activities,

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Headlines are filled with tragic stories of senseless murders and suicides that have resulted from child and teen bullying. As social networking and technology add to the ways that kids can be bullied, parents feel powerless against this insidious force that compels even "good" kids to participate in or enable bullying in schools, in extracurricular activities, online, and at home.

The Essential Guide to Bullying brings together the wisdom and experience of two people who have witnessed bullying's causes and tragic effects. School social worker Cindy Miller teams with Cynthia Lowen, the co-creator of Bully, to arm parents and teachers with the knowledge they need to:

  • Understand the societal and human forces that are causing bullying to escalate.
  • Discover who is most at risk for being bullied, being a bully, or not helping a bullying victim.
  • Target-proof their kids and teach them coping skills.
  • Identify even the most covert bullying situations.
  • Infiltrate the world of cyberbullying and head off its disastrous effects.
  • Intervene to stop a bullying situation.
  • Know what legal recourse they have to back up other anti-bullying efforts.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Beth Norby
Bullying is currently a hot topic among educators, parents, and anyone who has a stake in the welfare of our teens. This guide is written by a school social worker and provides sections on how to recognize bullying, how to prevent bullying from occurring, and how to intervene once bullying is a problem. The author provides concrete examples of different types of bullying so they all can be recognized, including digital abuse and cyberbullying. The reader gains knowledge of how to recognize when a teen is being bullied or is taking an active role in the bullying. The section on prevention uses concise language that focuses on how to make the school environment one where bullying is unacceptable and not tolerated. The third section provides real world advice for intervening when various types of bullying occur and offers ways to help both the victim and the bully. This guide would be an excellent addition to a professional library for people who serve teens, but it is especially geared towards school educators and administrators. This guide provides realistic solutions for preventing bullying among teens and how to properly intervene to provide the best support for the victim. With such a focus on bullying prevention in education and schools, this guide offers easy-to-use advice from an expert in the field. Ages adult professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615642069
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
858,259
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Cindy Miller, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, school social worker, educator, and parent consultant. In addition to her private practice, she counsels children, adolescents, and families for the Paramus, New Jersey, Public School District and consults with administrators and faculty on multiple issues. She is an adjunct instructor in Sociology at Bergen Community College. She received her Master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University.

Cynthia Lowen is the co-creator, producer, and writer of Bully, a feature documentary film following five kids and families through "a year in the life" of America's bullying crisis. Following the film's 2011 premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, it was acquired by The Weinstein Company and will be released in theatres nationwide in March 2012. Bully has been received with acclaim at festivals, winning the Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for films about conflict and resolution at the Hamptons Film Festival, and at the Bergen Film Festival it was awarded the Youth Jury Award. In anticipation of the impact Bully will have in catalyzing national change on this issue, the film's director, Lee Hirsch, was featured on Anderson Cooper's Town Hall on Bullying this past fall on CNN, as well as The Dr. Phil Show. In addition, Cynthia has presented the film in panels at the World Wide Conference on Human Values featuring the Dalai Lama, Silverdocs, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Cynthia is also an award-winning writer and the recipient of the Discovery Prize. Her work has been selected for inclusion in Best New Poets 2008, and she has been awarded a fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts; the Campbell Corner Prize; and the Tin House/Summer Literary Seminars Kenya Prize, among other honors. Her work has been published widely in journals, including A Public Space, Boston Review, Inkwell, Provincetown Arts, and Tin House, among others. From 2001 to 2006 she served as an editor at Four Way Books, and is currently developing a narrative drama series for television about the making of the atomic bomb.

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