Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention

Hardcover | April 26, 2012

byFaye Mishna

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With the increased recognition of the devastating effects of bullying, there is now a tremendous amount of information available on its prevalence, associated factors, and the evaluation data on well known school-wide anti-bullying education, prevention, and intervention programs. Yetnumerous complex issues span individual and societal variables - including individual characteristics and vulnerability, peer and family relationships and dynamics, classroom and school milieus, and stigma and discrimination - making the task of understanding, assessing, and responding to bullyingon the ground complicated for researchers and nearly impossible for school-based practitioners. Untangling some of the thorny issues around what causes and constitutes bullying, including how to think differently about overlapping phenomena such as racism, sexism, homophobia, or sexual harassment, Faye Mishna presents an exhaustive body of empirical and theoretical literature in such a way asto be accessible to both students and practitioners. Chapters will equip readers to think critically about contexts, relationships, and risk and protective factors that are unique to individual students and schools, and to effectively assess and design multi-level interventions for a variety ofaggressive behaviors. Paying particular attention to emerging types of victimization, such as cyber bullying, and to vulnerable groups, such as LGBTQ youth and students with disabilities, Mishna distills the key elements of successful interventions with both victims and aggressors and includes caseexamples and practice principles throughout.The result is an integrated, nuanced synthesis of current and cutting-edge scholarship that will appeal to students, practitioners, and researchers in social work, education, and psychology.

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With the increased recognition of the devastating effects of bullying, there is now a tremendous amount of information available on its prevalence, associated factors, and the evaluation data on well known school-wide anti-bullying education, prevention, and intervention programs. Yetnumerous complex issues span individual and societa...

Faye Mishna, PhD, is Professor and Dean at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 26, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Context of Bullying: Definition, Prevalence, and Controversies2. Individual, Family, and Social Factors Associated with Bullying3. Theories that Help to Understand Bullying4. Pinning the Tail on the Donkey: Conceptualizing, Identifying, and Responding to Bullying5. The School: Multiple Levels and Systems6. Cyber Bullying in a Cyber World7. Bullying within Friendships8. Challenges and Obstacles: Intervention and Treatment9. Intervention and Treatment: Relationships10. Treatment Intervention, Collaboration, and ConsultationNotesReferencesIndex