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Working With Kids Who Bully
New Perspectives on Prevention and Intervention



© 2017 | 304 pages | Corwin

Shifting our thinking to help break the cycle of bullying
 
We all know bullying impacts the academic and emotional lives of our young people. We see it in our schools and hear about it in the news. If we know it’s a problem, why is it still happening? Often it’s because we fail to address the individuals at the heart of the problem—the kids who engage in the behavior. In Working With Kids Who Bully Walter Roberts challenges us to shift our thinking about these youth and offers innovative approaches to help kids pull back from and stop bullying. Readers will find   

  • Information on a range of topics impacting schools today, including cyberbullying, relational aggression, mediation, building empathy, and bibliomedia therapy
  • Strategies and sample dialogue to use when intervening with kids who bully 
  • Diagrams and charts to clarify suggested approaches 

Written by one of the nation’s foremost experts on bullying, this is a book designed to stimulate change and ultimately help create safer learning environments for all kids. 

"Lots of times we focus on helping the victims, but Walter Roberts addresses how to help parents of children who are bullying, as they need tips rather than ‘shaming.'"
Brigitte Tennis, Headmistress & Eighth Grade Teacher
Stella Schola Middle School


"The strengths of Working With Kids Who Bully are the vignettes posed, the reflection for analyzing the “bullying” situation, and the suggestions, almost specific guidance, for responding in a timely and “empathetic” manner."
Dana Salles Trevethan, Interim Superintendent
Turlock Unified School District

 
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part I – Current and New Perspectives on Bullying Behaviors
 
Chapter 1 – Why A Book on Those Who Bully?
 
Chapter 2 – Understanding Those Who Bully
 
Chapter 3 – What Exactly Is Bullying Today?
 
Chapter 4 – Relational Aggression
 
Chapter 5 – The Law and Bullying Behaviors
 
Part II – Working with Those Who Engage in Bullying Behaviors
 
Chapter 6 – Will This Stuff Work?
 
Chapter 7 – Essential Skills for Interveners
 
Chapter 8 – Making the Communication and Relational Connection
 
Chapter 9 – Forced Apologies and Mediations
 
Chapter 10 – Applying Elements of Restorative Justice Techniques with Those Who Engage in Bullying Behaviors
 
Chapter 11 – Building Empathy Within Those Who Bully
 
Chapter 12 – Thought Before Action: Slowing Down Impulsive Behaviors
 
Chapter 13 – Morality as a Component of Bullying Prevention
 
Chapter 14 – Dealing With the Demon That Is Anger
 
Chapter 15 – When Bullies Live in Space
 
Chapter 16 – Bystanders or Upstanders?
 
Chapter 17 – Engaging the Parent
 
Chapter 18 – Documentation
 
Chapter 19 – Bibliomedia Therapy
 
Chapter 20 – When All Else Fails
 
Chapter 21 – Potholes, Gravel, and Road Tar
 
Resources for Consideration
 
References

"Lots of times we focus on helping the victims, but Walter Roberts addresses how to help parents of children who are bullying, as they need tips rather than ‘shaming.'"

Brigitte Tennis, Headmistress & Eighth Grade Teacher
Stella Schola Middle School

"The strengths of Working With Kids Who Bully are the vignettes posed, the reflection for analyzing the “bullying” situation, and the suggestions, almost specific guidance, for responding in a timely and “empathetic” manner."

Dana Salles Trevethan, Interim Superintendent
Turlock Unified School District

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