Youth Suicide and Bullying: Challenges and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

Hardcover | October 29, 2014

EditorPeter Goldblum, Dorothy L. Espelage, Joyce Chu

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High profile media reports of young people committing suicide after experiencing bullying have propelled a national conversation about the nature and scope of this problem and the means to address it. Specialists have long known that involvement in bullying in any capacity (as the victim or asthe perpetrator) is associated with higher rates of suicidal ideation and behaviors, but evidence about which bullying subtype is at greatest risk is more mixed. For instance, some studies have shown that the association between suicidal ideation and bullying is stronger for targets of bullying thanperpetrators. However, another study found that after controlling for depression, the association was strongest for perpetrators. Similar disagreement persists with regard to gender disparities relating to bullying and self-harm, for instance.Youth Suicide and Bullying presents an authoritative review of the science demonstrating the links between these two major public health concerns alongside informed discussion and evidence-based recommendations. The volume provides sound, scientifically grounded, and effective advice about bullyingand suicide at every level: national, state, and community. Chapters provide details on models of interpersonal aggression; groups at risk for both bullying and suicide (such as sexual minorities); the role of stigma; family, school, and community-based youth bullying and suicide preventionprograms, and more. Each chapter concludes with recommendations for mental health providers, educators, and policymakers. Compiling knowledge from the most informed experts and providing authoritative research-based information, this volume supports efforts to better understand and thereby reducethe prevalence of victimization and suicide.

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High profile media reports of young people committing suicide after experiencing bullying have propelled a national conversation about the nature and scope of this problem and the means to address it. Specialists have long known that involvement in bullying in any capacity (as the victim or asthe perpetrator) is associated with higher ...

Peter Goldblum, PhD, MPH, is a Professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University, where he is Co-Director of the Multicultural Suicide Research Center and the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR). He received the APA Division 44 Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award in 2013. Dorothy L. Espela...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. Overview: State of the Science and Current Challenges1. Peter Goldblum, Dorothy L. Espelage, Joyce Chu, Bruce Bongar, Samantha Pflum, and Lisa De La Rue: Facing the Challenges of Preventing Youth Suicide and Bullying2. Jeffrey Duong and Catherine P. Bradshaw: Comment Chapter: Bullying and Suicide Prevention: Taking a Balanced Approach that Is Scientifically InformedPart II. Defining the Problem: Prevalence, Predictors, and Protectors3. Melissa K. Holt: Suicidal Risk as a Function of Bullying and Other Victimization Exposures4. Amanda B. Nickerson and Toni Orrange Torchia: Bullying and Mental Health5. Pamela Orpinas and Arthur M. Horne: Suicidal Ideation and Bullying: An Ecological Examination of Community Impact6. Andrew Edmund Slaby and Samantha Pflum: Psychiatric Models of Bullying Involvement: The Impact of Perceived Psychiatric Illness on Victims, Bullies, and Bully-Victims7. Sheri Bauman: Cyberbullying and Suicide: Is There a Link? What are the Roles of Traditional Bullying and the Media?Part III. Cultural Perspectives8. The Connection between Bullying and Suicide in Ethnic Minority Populations9. Cynthia Hudley: Cultural Competence and Prevention Programming10. Paul Poteat and Ian Rivers: Suicide Ideation Among Sexual Minority Youth: The Effects of Bullying and Possible Protective Factors11. Rylan J. Testa and Michael L. Hendricks: Suicide Risk among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth12. Michele L. Ybarra, Kimberly J. Mitchell, and Joseph Kosciw: The Relation between Suicidal Ideation and Bullying Victimization in a National Sample of Transgender and Non-Transgender AdolescentsPart IV. Explanatory Models13. Christopher D. Corona, David A. Jobes, and Alan L. Berman: Social Psychological Model of Adolescent Suicide14. Joyce Chu, Johnson Ma, Bruce Bongar, and Peter Goldblum: Bullying as a Sociocultural Pathway to Suicide15. Ilan H. Meyer, David M. Frost, and Sheila Nezhad: Minority Stress and Suicide in Lesbians, Gay Men, and BisexualsPart V. Educational Approaches16. Handrea Anita Logis and Philip C. Rodkin: Bullying, Rejection, and Isolation: Lessons Learned from Classroom Peer Ecology Studies17. Susan P. Limber, Jane Riese, Marlene J. Snyder, and Dan Olweus: The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: Efforts to Address Risks Associated with Suicide and Suicide-Related Behaviors18. Dorothy L. Espelage, Lisa De La Rue, and Sabina Low: School-Wide Bully Prevention Programs and Social-Emotional Learning Approaches to Preventing Bullying and Peer Victimization19. Kim Westheimer and Laura Szalacha: Welcoming Schools: LGBT and Gender Inclusive Bullying Prevention in Elementary Schools20. Cheryl A. King, Polly Y. Gipson, and Kiel Opperman: The LET's CONNECT Intervention: Targeting Social Connectedness, Bullying, and Youth Suicide RiskPart VI. Public Health Approaches21. Dewey Cornell and Roxana Marachi: National and State-Level Approaches to Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention22. Whitney Bliss, Samantha Pflum, Laura Sciacca, and Peter Goldblum: Bullying, Suicide, and the Media23. Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Jennifer Hirsch, Richard Parker, Constance Nathanson, and Amy Fairchild: The Mental Health Consequences of Antibullying PoliciesPart VII. Conclusions and Future Directions24. Anat Brunstein Klomek and Laura Mufson: Comment Chapter: Adapting Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) for Adolescents Who Engage in Bullying Behaviors and Are at Risk for Suicide25. Dorothy L. Espelage, Peter Goldblum, Joyce Chu, Bruce Bongar, Lisa De La Rue, and Samantha Pflum: Developing an Ecological Approach to Address Challenges of Youth Bullying and Suicide: Recommendations for Research, Practice, Policy, and Training