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Understanding Girl Bullying and What to Do about It Strategies to Help Heal the Divide

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ISBN-10: 1412964881

ISBN-13: 9781412964883

Edition: 2009

Authors: Laura M. Crothers, Julaine E. Field, Jered B. Kolbert, Tammy L. Hughes

List price: $46.95
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This resource for teachers, counselors, and school psychologists addresses the very real and pervasive problem of relational aggression in girls.Studies show that bullying is just as common in girls as it is in boys, but that it can be more covert and thus more difficult for school professionals to detect and treat. The book will cover causes andcharacteristics of relational aggression and will outline assessment, prevention, and intervention efforts.The authors will include sample forms and checklists that educators can use to document and address bullying, from the perspective of both the perpetrator and the victim. In addition, the authors present an as-yet-unpublished curriculum, The…    
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Tammy L. Hughes, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of School Psychology at Duquesne University. She is the author and co-author of numerous journal articles and chapters. She has instructed graduate level seminars in development, assessment, and treatment of children who evidence social and emotional difficulties. Her related publications include lead guest editor of a special issue ("Differentiation of Emotional Disturbance and Social Maladjustment") in Psychology in the Schools, book chapters addressing the topics of child violence, and understanding the relationship between emotional dysregulation and conduct problems in children. In addition to her scholarly writing, Dr. Hughes has…    

Julaine E. Field is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Development at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Field is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and currently works at a crisis shelter that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her previous counseling experience includes working as a school counselor, mental health counselor, college counselor, and in private practice. She teaches graduate courses in the areas of group counseling, youth counseling, human sexuality, and courses related to school counseling. Field obtained her doctorate at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She has authored publications related to…    

Jered B. Kolbert is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Development at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Kolbert is a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, and he is a national certified counselor (NCC). Kolbert teaches graduate-level courses in counseling, including family counseling, life-span development, school counseling practicum, and a professional orientation course for school counselors. He has also taught at The College of William and Mary in Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. Kolbert has worked as a school counselor, marriage and family counselor, and substance abuse counselor. He has…    

Tammy L. Hughes, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of School Psychology at Duquesne University. She is the author and co-author of numerous journal articles and chapters. She has instructed graduate level seminars in development, assessment, and treatment of children who evidence social and emotional difficulties. Her related publications include lead guest editor of a special issue ("Differentiation of Emotional Disturbance and Social Maladjustment") in Psychology in the Schools, book chapters addressing the topics of child violence, and understanding the relationship between emotional dysregulation and conduct problems in children. In addition to her scholarly writing, Dr. Hughes has…    

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Understanding Relational and Social Aggression
Definitions of Relational and Social Aggression
Cyberbullying
Why Use Relational and Social Aggression?
Evolutionary Psychology
Systemic (Social and Cultural) Influences
Social Learning Theory
Developmental Perspective
What Does It Feel Like to Be in a Relationally and Socially Aggressive Climate?
Rules of Engagement
Conclusion
Measuring Relational and Social Aggression
Sociometric Procedures
Questionnaires and Surveys
Teacher Rating Scales and Reports
Parent Reports
Student Self-Reports
Interview Strategies
Focus Groups
Observations
Ethical Considerations in Assessment
Conclusion
School-Based Interventions
Factors in Selecting Interventions
Primary Prevention Programs: Support for Child Development
Secondary Intervention Programs: Schoolwide Support
Tertiary Prevention Programs: Targeted Interventions for Students
Conclusion
Strategies for Working With Parents and Teachers
Working With Parents of Relationally Aggressive Girls
Using Enactments With Parents of Relationally Aggressive Girls
Working with Parents of Relationally Victimized Girls
Using Enactments with Parents of Relationally Victimized Girls
Consulting With Teachers
Consulting With Teachers in Working With Girls Who Use Relational Aggression
Consulting With Teachers in Helping Relationally Victimized Girls
Conclusion
Goodwill Girls: A Small-Group Curriculum
Using Group Counseling With Victims and Perpetrators
The Goodwill Girls Small-Group Curriculum
Conclusion
Appendix: Handouts for Goodwill Girls Small-Group Curriculum
References
Index