by Susan M. Swearer, Dorothy L. Espelage, and Scott A. Napolitano
Step-by-step strategies are presented for developing school- and district-wide policies, coordinating team-based prevention efforts, and implementing targeted interventions with students at risk.
Grounded in research and extensive experience in schools, this engaging book describes practical ways to combat bullying at the school, class, and individual levels. Step-by-step strategies are presented for developing school- and district-wide policies, coordinating team-based prevention efforts, and implementing targeted interventions with students at risk. Special topics include how to involve teachers, parents, and peers in making schools safer; ways to address the root causes of bullying and victimization; the growing problem of online or cyberbullying; and approaches to evaluating intervention effectiveness. In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the book features helpful reproducibles, concrete examples, and questions for reflection and discussion.
"Do we need another book on bullying? You bet we do—and this is the book we need. While rooted in science, it is eminently readable, practical, and likely to make you successful in creating classrooms and schools where students respect and care about each other instead of bullying. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to eradicate the scourge of 'mean classrooms' which too often dominates our educational landscape."
-William S. Pollack, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; author of Real Boys
"Swearer et al., leaders in the area of bullying prevention, have prepared an excellent resource for helping educators and practitioners understand bullying and its remediation. This well-documented book provides an easy-to-read review of the extent of the problem, the policies that schools and communities have used to address it, and ways to develop effective local solutions."
-Andy Horne, PhD, Dean and Distinguished Research Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia
"Any school that wants to seriously address bullying and victimization can benefit from the collective wisdom and expertise of these authors. Rather than promoting particular programs, the book distills the issues and processes that need to be considered and provides guidelines for making use of evidence-based best practices. In doing so, it allows school practitioners to develop approaches that fit their unique circumstances, and empowers them to become critical consumers of research. The case examples at the end of each chapter are particularly effective in translating theory into real-world practice. As a text, the book would be particularly well suited to graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in school psychology and counseling, educational administration, and education."
-Shelley Hymel, PhD, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Canada
"Bullying is a complex social phenomenon that is of tremendous concern to school personnel, parents, and students. This 'must-have' guide from well-respected experts empowers professionals with invaluable information and tools. It is unique in providing a decision-making rubric for selecting appropriate anti-bullying strategies for particular settings. Program implementation and evaluation is also addressed. Succinct yet thorough, this book is truly a useful road map."
-JoLynn V. Carney, PhD, LPCC-S, Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services, Penn State University
Susan M. Swearer, PhD, is Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Codirector of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology. Dr. Swearer has conducted research on the connection between mental health and bullying for over a decade.
Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD, is Professor of Child Development and Associate Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. She was recently named University Scholar and is a Fellow of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Espelage has conducted research on bullying for the last 15 years.
Scott A. Napolitano, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist and psychologist in private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dr. Napolitano routinely works with parents and school personnel to help students involved in bullying behaviors.
170 Pages, Size: 8" x 10 1/2"
1. Bullying Behaviors in Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
2. Social-Ecological Problems Associated with Bullying Behaviors
3. Understanding Bullying as a Social Relationship Problem
4. Developing and Implementing an Effective Anti-Bullying Policy, Susan M. Swearer, Susan P. Limber, and Rebecca Alley
5. Legal Issues for School Personnel, Rebecca Alley and Susan P. Limber
6. Using Your Own Resources to Combat Bullying
7. Practical Strategies to Reduce Bullying
8. The Impact of Technology on Relationships
9. Evaluating Your Efforts