A Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention will serve as a practical, sustainable, cost-efficient strategy to tackle bullying. More importantly, it may be the best approach to providing legitimate and sustainable hope to our children at a time when bullying is becoming increasingly more difficult to tackle. This book presents a public health approach to bullying prevention in a comprehensive and deliberate manner. Formal public health strategies have been used to combat infectious disease epidemics, tobacco use, and motor vehicle injuries. When applied to bullying, public health strategies provide a scientific approach to community planning, the use of evidence-based programs, coalition development, and the ability to change the culture in a school and community to one that is positive and strong. This text will serve as invaluable resource to parents and professionals looking for advice on specific facets of school-based bullying.
|Publisher:||American Public Health Association Publications|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Matthew G. Masiello, MPH, FAAP is Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP), at the Windber Research Institute (WRI), in Windber, Pennsylvania. He also serves as a U.S. Network Coordinator for the International Health Promoting Hospital Network (HPH). From 2010 to 2012 he served on the Governance Board of HPH. Over the past 15 years, from his initial days in Pittsburgh, Dr. Masiello has led his respective teams in the support, development, and implementation of a multitude of evidence-based, health promotion initiatives. These programs now extend throughout Pennsylvania, nationally as well as internationally. They include child bullying prevention, clinical health promotion initiatives, childhood obesity and injury prevention initiatives, medical home development, worksite wellness programs, community need assessments, program evaluation services, coordinated school health council, and public health undergraduate curriculum development. Dr. Masiello has had the opportunity to present his work nationally and internationally through peer review journals, reports, and national presentations. In 2012, along with other similar recognition over the years, he was awarded the Pennsylvania Public Health Association Keystone Award for Distinguished Service in Public Health. Dr. Masiello earned his bachelor's degree from Marist College, and his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. His pediatric medical training was at Bridgeport Hospital and Yale University and his pediatric critical care fellowship took place at Harvard University, Boston Children's Hospital. His master's degree in public health was earned at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He has held faculty positions at St. Vincent College and St. Francis University. He is a practicing pediatrician and has assisted in various national and international humanitarian projects.