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CONTENTS About the Editors Contributors Acknowledgments SECTION I: THEORY AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES Chapter 1. Prevention and Intervention in Victimization, Bullying, and Peer Harassment in the Schools: Theory, Research, and Practice Joseph E. Zins Maurice J. Elias Charles A. Maher A Pervasive and Serious Issue for Mental Health and Academic Achievement in School Research Findings Directions for Research and Practice Lord of the Flies Revisited in Our Schools? Brief Overview of Book Chapter 2. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Assessment and Intervention with School Bullies Árni Víkingur Sveinsson Richard J. Morris Definitional Issues Assessment Issues Intervention Issues Conclusions and Future Directions for Research SECTION II: EMPIRICAL RESEARCH AND OTHER IMPORTANT EVIDENCE Chapter 3. Dynamics of Peer Victimization in Early Adolescents: Results from a Four-Year Longitudinal Study Jennifer J. Paul Antonius H.N. Cillessen Stability of Victimization Method Results Discussion Chapter 4. The Association of Bullying and Victimization with Middle School Adjustment Tonja R. Nansel Denise L. Haynie Bruce G. Simons-Morton Introduction Review of Relevant Literature Methods Results Discussion Chapter 5. Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Bullying in Middle School Youth: A Developmental Examination Across the Bully/Victim Continuum Susan M. Swearer Paulette Tam Cary Method Results Discussion Chapter 6. A Cluster Analytic Investigation of Victimization Profiles Among High School Students: Are Profiles Associated with Differentially Associated with Psychological Symptoms and School Belonging? Melissa K. Holt Dorothy L. Espelage Introduction Method Results Discussion Chapter 7. Immigrant Children in Austria: Aggressive Behavior and Friendship Patterns in Multicultural School Classes Dagmar Strohmeier Christiane Spiel Problematic Interethnic Interactions: Peer Aggression Method Instruments Results Problematic Interethnic Interactions Cooperative Forms of Interethnic Interactions Discussion Chapter 8. Peer Victimization in Middle School: When Self- and Peer View Diverge Sandra Graham Amy Bellmore Jaana Juvonen Method Results Discussion Chapter 9. Developmental Trajectories of Victimization: Identifying Risk and Protective Factors Suzanne Goldbaum Wendy M. Craig Debra Pepler Jennifer Connolly Intrapersonal Characteristics of Victims Method Results Group Differences Implications and Intervention SECTION III: EMPIRICALLY VALIDATED AND PROMISING PREVENTIVE AND SUPPORTIVE INTERVENTIONS Chapter 10. Targeting Bystanders: Evaluating a Violence Prevention Program for ¿Nonviolent¿ Adolescents Harry S. Freeman Grace A. Mims Introduction Program Description Method Results Discussion Chapter 11. Viennese Social Competence Training for Students Moira Atria Christiane Spiel School-based Violence Prevention Bullying as a Group Process Social Information-Processing Theory ViSC Training Program Structure and Curriculum Components Evaluation of ViSC Training Results of the Evaluation Discussion Chapter 12. Using a Participatory Action Research Model to Create a School-Based Intervention Program for Relationally Aggressive Girls -- The Friend to Friend Program Stephen S. Leff Jennifer Angelucci Amy B. Goldstein LeeAnn Cardaciotto Brooke Paskewich Michael B. Grossman Introductory Section Review of Relevant Literature Description of Application Conclusion and Recommendations Chapter 13. A Story Guided Peer Group Intervention for Reducing Bullying and Victimization in Schools Hedwig Teglasi Stephanie Rahill Lee Rothman Introduction Stories: Theoretical and empirical considerations Description of the application Results Conclusions Chapter 14. Interventions for Children Victimized by Bullies Maury Nation Why are interventions for victims needed? Review of Relevant Literature Conclusions and Recommendations Chapter 15. Peer Rejected and Bullied Children: A Safe Schools Initiative for Elementary School Students Melissa E. DeRosier Peer Relationships Peer Problems and School Violence Safe Schools Initiatives Assessment Social Skills Group Intervention (SSGRIN) Prior Effectiveness Research on SSGRIN SS/HS Implementation of SSGRIN Evaluation Results Conclusion SECTION V: GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS Chapter 16. Sexual Harassment and the Cultures of Childhood: Developmental, Domestic Violence, and Legal Perspectives Philip C. Rodkin Karla Fischer Developmental Perspectives: Gender, Aggression, and Status in Children¿s School Societies Gender and Aggression in Domestic Violence: Applications to Peer Sexual Harassment Conclusion Chapter 17. The Mental Health Professional¿s Role in Understanding, Preventing, and Responding to Student Sexual Harassment Ellie L. Young Linda M. Raffaele Mendez Defining Sexual Harassment Gay and Lesbian Issues Prevalence of Sexual Harrassment Developmental Issues Procedural and Legal Issues Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention Strategies Conclusion Chapter 18. Bullying is Power: Implications for School-Based Intervention Strategies Tracy Vaillancourt Shelley Hymel Patricia McDougal Method Results Discussion Chapter 19. Correlates of School Victimization: Implications for Prevention and Intervention Noel A. Card Jenny Isaacs Ernest V. E. Hodges Correlates of School Victimization: Concurrent and Longitudinal Links Interactive Processes Among Correlates Implications for Prevention and Intervention Future Directions SECTION VI: SCHOOLWIDE APPROACHES Chapter 20. Changing the Contexts of Peer Victimization: The Effects of a Primary Prevention Program on School and Classroom Levels of Victimization Tom Woods Kim Coyle Wendy Hoglund Bonnie Leadbeater Background Research Description of the WITS Rock Solid Program Evaluation of the Program¿s Feasibility Measures Results Conclusions and Recommendations Chapter 21. Teasing, Taunting, Bullying, Harassment, and Aggression: A Schoolwide Approach to Prevention, Strategic Intervention, and Crisis Management Howard M. Knoff Introduction Review of Relevant Literature Description of the Application Results Conclusion and Recommendations
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
School violence -- Prevention.
Bullying in schools -- Prevention.