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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

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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 In addition, the authors present an as-yet-unpublished curriculum, The GoodwillGirls.
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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 provided scholarly presentations at national and international conferences and professional sessions for local and state constituents. Dr. Hughes is currently the Vice President of Publication, Communications and Convention Affairs for Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is past president of Trainers of School Psychologists and continues to serve on many national boards. She is the Associate Editor for Psychology in the Schools, and serves on the Editorial Board of School Psychology Quarterly. She also provides professional reviews of manuscripts for International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology and Current Issues in Education.Laura M. Crothers, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the school psychology program in the Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education at Duquesne University. Dr. Crothers, who is a New Jersey-, Pennsylvania-, and nationally certified school psychologist, has been recognized as a national expert in childhood bullying by the National Association of School Psychologists. She teaches the graduate-level consultation seminars in school psychology at Duquesne University, and has taught courses in counseling, development, and educational psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University. Dr. Crothers has contributed to the source literature by studying bullying in children and adolescents, and is currently investigating the effects of job stress and locus of control upon teachers� behavior management styles, assisting teachers in managing student behavior problems in the classroom, using guidance curricular techniques to manage female adolescent peer aggression, and bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. In addition to her scholarly writing, Dr. Crothers has delivered lectures and conducted presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Crothers provides professional reviews of manuscripts for the Communiqué, School Psychology Review, the Trainers� Forum, and the Journal of Research in Rural Education.Shane R. Jimerson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Program and Associate Dean for Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the United States. Among over 150 professional publications, he is a co-author of a five-book grief support group curriculum series (The Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum (Taylor and Francis), co-author of Assessing, Identifying, and Treating Autism at School (Springer) and a co-editor of Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention (National Association of School Psychologists), the lead editor of The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety (Lawrence Earlbaum, Inc), the lead editor of The Handbook of International School Psychology (Sage) and the lead editor of The Handbook of Response to Intervention: The Science and Practice of Assessment and Intervention (Springer). He serves as the Editor of The California School Psychologist journal, Associate Editor of School Psychology Review, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of School Psychology and School Psychology Quarterly. Dr. Jimerson has chaired and served on numerous boards and advisory committee

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 counselor advocacy, gender identity, and relational and social aggression and has presented at international, national, and state conferences. She is involved in various women�s initiatives on her campus and in the surrounding community.

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 authored publications in nationally refereed journals on a variety of topics, including evolutionary psychology, bullying, relational aggression, gender identity, and moral development.  Kolbert obtained his doctorate in counseling from The College of William and Mary.

List of Tables and Figures
About the Authors
Understanding Relational and Social Aggression
Definitions of Relational and Social Aggression
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
Measuring Relational and Social Aggression
Sociometric Procedures
Questionnaires and Surveys
Teacher Rating Scales and Reports
Parent Reports
Student Self-Reports
Interview Strategies
Focus Groups
Ethical Considerations in Assessment
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
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
Goodwill Girls: A Small-Group Curriculum
Using Group Counseling With Victims and Perpetrators
The Goodwill Girls Small-Group Curriculum
Appendix: Handouts for Goodwill Girls Small-Group Curriculum