Description : Preventing Bullying and School Violence is a practical handbook for designing and sustaining effective interventions to address problem behaviors in schools. The book is designed to help clinicians, school counselors, and administrators create a safe climate for their students and to respond thoughtfully, but swiftly, when threats arise.
Description : Violence and the threat of violence in schools are legitimate concerns for researchers and educators wishing to create safe and productive learning environments for all students. 'Appraisal and Prediction of School Violence: Methods, Issues, and Contexts', edited by Michael Furlong, Michael Bates, Douglas Smith, and Paul Kingery, provides up-to-date information about best practices for understanding, predicting, and preventing violence on school campuses. In addition to providing in-depth coverage of approaches to assessing threats of violence in schools, the book covers important related topics such as bullying in schools, anger and hostility among students, discipline strategies, weapon possession, crisis preparation and response, and diversity and disability issues related to school safety. The book is essential reading for researchers, school administrators, counselors, psychologists, and other school personnel who are working to reduce the incidence of school violence in a manner that supports positive student development.
Description : Nationally publicized school shootings have highlighted potential precursors of violence, such as persistent bullying. Although we lack substantial data on the long-term effects of being bullied, getting bullied or victimized by peers is now considered a warning sign of potentially violent students. Moreover, independent of high profile shooting incidents that have attracted recent attention, social scientists have consistently documented that bullying is (1) prevalent in schools and has detrimental effects on children, and (2) that schools can effectively reduce bullying and mitigate its harmful effects. However, many of the current violence prevention strategies (e.g., methods that focus solely on physical safety, zero-tolerance policies, and profiling of potentially violent students) are limited and may even backfire in the long run. The most promising model of violence prevention that focuses on bullying includes at least three interrelated components: (1) explicit anti-harassment school policy, (2) instruction for all students to help them understand the policy and develop conflict resolution skills, and (3) case-by-case staff mediation that reinforces both school policy and instruction.
Description : This important new work covers clinical issues in treating victims of school violence and assessing children with the potential for violence. The editor also examines the effectiveness of prevention intervention programs and offers larger policy recommendations. The book looks at environmental factors such as cultural issues on behaviors from bullying to mass school shootings. And uniquely, the book delves into topics such as sexual boundaries and body image. In all, this book aims for a theoretical and applied picture of the current state of school violence and prevention.
Description : This collection of essays by academics and practitioners on the school violence and how to prevent provides valuable insight for teachers, parents, counselors, school administrators, and psychologists dealing with violent children and their victims.
Description : This forward-looking monograph distills the current knowledge base on lethal school shootings for school professionals invested in improving school safety. Divided between correlates, interventions, and prevention, it begins with the Virginia Tech massacre as exemplifying the kinds of personal, environmental and social dynamics that commonly result in lethal violence on campus. Bullying as a causal factor in school violence is a specific focus of the findings, including immediate and long-term negative effects, psychology of bullies and victims and issues related to cyber bullying. And specialized chapters provide details on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for victimized children and youth, treatment possibilities for bullies and an empirically-supported program for preventing further lethal events. Featured in this reference: Case study: Cho Seung-Hui. Correlates of school violence: bullying, psychopathy, ethnic and gender issues and more. Anti-bullying interventions. Treatment of traumatized children. Averted school shootings and resolved school hostage events. The Safe Schools Communities Model for violence prevention. For professionals working in and with schools in various capacities, optimizing safety is a top priority. Violence in Schools gives those readers clear direction toward achieving this crucial goal.
Description : Bullying. Gang assaults. Rampage shootings. School violence, especially when it turns deadly, has enduring social and psychological effects on students, faculty, staff, and the community. And though a great deal of research focuses on the significant role children’s positive social development plays in reducing incidents of school violence, in-depth examinations of evidence-based preventive measures have remained minimal until now. With its focus on averting lethal school violence, this unique volume translates the prosocial findings into practicable preventive measures that can be put to use in school settings. Making expert use of news reports as well as scholarly data, Preventing Lethal School Violence clarifies the links between bullying and lethal violence and delineates typical characteristics of school shooters while cautioning against outright profiling. Students’ awareness of self and others, strong connections with adults, and other social and ethical skills form the basis of a comprehensive, research-based model for reducing—and potentially eliminating—lethal incidents at school. This accessible volume: Outlines the scope of school violence as a broader social problem. Summarizes current information on the traits common to students who commit lethal violence at school. Examines the relationship between bullying/cyberbullying and rampage incidents. Analyzes examples of successful prevention of violent acts and resolution of hostage situations. Describes in detail the concept of positive school climate and introduces the Safe School Communities Model. Synthesizes key research data into violence prevention skills for students, teachers, administrators, and all professionals working in schools. Preventing Lethal School Violence is a must-have resource for researchers and professionals in school psychology and allied education disciplines, including school administration, school counseling, and social work.