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NCJ Number: 170198 Find in a Library
Title: Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Interventions for Bullying and Victimization
Author(s): R J Hazler
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 234
Sponsoring Agency: Accelerated Development
Bristol, PA 19007
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56032-509-7
Sale Source: Accelerated Development
1900 Frost Road
Suite 101
Bristol, PA 19007
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume discusses school bullies and their victims, explains practical techniques for intervention and prevention of bullying, and presents step-by-step instructions for helping bullies and victims improve their relationships.
Abstract: The text is intended for use by mental health professionals, teachers, parents, bullies, victims, and bystanders. Individual sections explain the nature, extent, and impacts of bullying. The characteristics of bullies and victims are next discussed, with emphasis on the issues of power and control, success identity, learned behaviors, verbal and relationship skills, physical characteristics, attitudes toward school, academic performance, maturation, and family and societal factors. A model for therapy is presented that is called Promoting Issues in Common. The text explains the model's three phases: gaining control and moderating tension levels, evaluation of all parties' individual needs and abilities and the needs common to their relationship, and the use of intervention steps to help participants eventually deal with their relationship problems in a joint format. Four additional chapters describe direct actions that schools, communities, teachers, mental health professionals, bullies, victims, bystanders, and parents should take with respect to each of the model's three phases. Case examples, index, and 57 references
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Crime in schools; School security; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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