Understanding Girl Bullying and What to Do About It

Understanding Girl Bullying and What to Do About It

Strategies to Help Heal the Divide

Book - 2009
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"A useful tool for school counselors that outlines the root causes of girl bullying. It provides examples of ways to assess relational aggression in schools, as well as possible interventions."-Jennifer Betters, School CounselorSugar Creek Elementary School, Verona, WI"This is a well-researched book that integrates theory and research with applications."-Carol Dahir, Associate Professor of Counselor EducationNew York Institute of TechnologyBreak the cycle of social and relational aggression between girls!Girl bullying-also known as relational aggression-is a very real and pervasive problem in today's schools, and studies indicate that bullying between girls can be more covert than between boys, thus making it more difficult for school professionals to detect and address. Primarily written for school counselors, this book covers the causes and characteristics of relational and social aggression and outlines methods for assessment, prevention, and intervention. The authors answer questions about what girl bullying is, why it happens, what it looks like, how to measure it, and what educators can do to help girls with these issues. The book provides: School-based interventions to help students learn alternative, healthy ways of managing conflictSample forms and checklists for documenting and addressing incidents of girl bullyingAn original 10-session curriculum for small groupsInformation on classroom dynamics, bullying, and cyberbullyingSpecific suggestions for working with parents and teachersUnderstanding Girl Bullying and What to Do About It helps professionals heal the divide between girls by giving them the tools to work through their problems thoughtfully and constructively.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9781412964883
Branch Call Number: YA 371. 58 UND
Characteristics: xii, 133 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Field, Julaine E.


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