School Bullying and Violence: Interventions for School Mental Health Specialists

English | ISBN: 0190059907 | 2020 | 264 pages | PDF | 9 MB

School cyberbullying, bullying and violence have reached epidemic levels. One in five school students report being bullied. Youth violence results in more than 475,000 nonfatal injuries per year and is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people ages 10-to-24. School Bullying and Violence:
Interventions for School Mental Health Specialists provides critically important assessment and intervention information and strategies. Such information is essential when responding to bullying and school violence survivors. Equally important, and unique to this book, the authors address assessment
and intervention protocols for bullying and violence school perpetrators. Suggested assessments and interventions are both practical and proactive. And, the authors skillfully utilize mini-case vignettes to demonstrate how to address survivor and perpetrator pressing issues, concerns, and needs. The
text provides a thorough overview of helpful face-to-face clinical interviews and techniques designed to empower and protect survivors and stop perpetrators’ bullying and violent behaviors. Mnemonics such as the 2WHO-SCAN and VIOLENT STUdent Scale augment the school mental health specialist’s
clinical judgement and promote higher probability toward favorable clinical intervention outcomes. Establishment of a school safety and risk committee is also outlined. Later chapters describe how to utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychological First Aid and Systems
of Care to help students and their families address both bullying and violent behaviors. The book serves as a much-needed reference for school mental health specialists who serve both bullying and violence survivors and perpetrators.
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