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|"You're So Gay!": Do Different Forms of Bullying Matter for Adolescent Males?||Research||Swearer, Susan M.; Turner, Rhonda K.; Givens, Jami E.; Pollack, William S.||2008|
This study examined effects of adolescent males' perceptions of being bullied because of verbal taunts related to gender nonconformity (i.e., "They say I'm gay"). Participants included 251 ninth- (n = 77), tenth- (n = 96), and eleventh- (n = 78) grade students in a private, all-male college preparatory school. Participants were divided into two groups based on whether they were bullied by being called gay. Out of the 251 participants, 121 (48%) reported having been bullied and 127 (50%) stated that they had not been bullied during the past year (2% did not report). Of the 121 participants who had been bullied, 32 (26%) reported that they had been bullied because others called them gay (Group 1) and 89 (74%) reported that they had been bullied for other reasons, exclusive of being called gay (Group 2). Consistent with predictions, the boys who were bullied because they were called gay experienced greater psychological distress, greater verbal and physical bullying, and more negative perceptions of their school experiences than boys who were bullied for other reasons. Implications for school-based intervention services for bullying are discussed.
Topics: LGBT, Gender
For more info please visit http://www.nasponline.org/publications/spr/pdf/spr372swearer.pdf
|Podcast: NASP Dialogues: Homophobia and Bullying Roundtable||Podcasts||National Association of School Psychologists||2008|
A roundtable of experts discuss homophobia and bullying.
Topics: LGBT, Policies & Laws, Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.nasponline.org/resources/podcasts/homophobiabullying.aspx
|Youth Gangs and Schools||Tips & Facts||Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA||2007|
This report examines the issue of youth gangs in schools, and examines the relationship to related issues, including bullying. The report also examines coordinated intervention efforts.
Topics: Violence, Schools
For more info please visit http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/policyissues/Youth gangs & Schools.pdf
|Bullying and Peer Victimization at School: Perceptual Differences Between Students and School Staff||Research||Catherine P. Bradshaw, Anne L. Sawyer, Lindsey M. O'Brennan||2007|
The data for this study came from a district-wide survey of student (n = 15,185) and staff (n = 1,547) perceptions of and experiences with bullying conducted in 75 elementary, 20 middle, and 14 high schools. Results indicated that staff at all school levels (elementary, middle, and high) underestimated the number of students involved in frequent bullying. Both middle school students and staff tended to report the greatest exposure to and concern about bullying. Staff with greater efficacy for handling bullying situations were more likely to intervene and less likely to make the bullying situation worse. Staff members' own experiences with bullying were predictive of their attitudes toward bullying and perceived efficacy for handling a bullying situation. Implications for prevention and intervention by school psychologists are provided.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.nasponline.org/publications/spr/pdf/spr363bradshaw.pdf
|Creating Positive School Experiences for Students with Disabilities||Tips & Facts||Milsom, A||2006|
The school experiences of students with disabilities can be positively or negatively influenced by the attitudes and behaviors of students and staff and by general school policies. School counselors can take the lead in assessing school climate in relation to students with disabilities and initiating interventions or advocating for change when appropriate. This article provides an overview of factors to consider in creating positive school experiences for students with disabilities and suggestions for intervention efforts.
Topics: Disabilities & Special Needs
For more info please visit http://www.readingrockets.org/article/26319/
|Violence on the Job||Research||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)||2004|
This page offers a number of videos focused on violence in the workplace.
For more info please visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/video/violence.html
|Kansas Bullying Prevention Program||Toolkit & Training||Randy J. Wiler, Director||1999|
The Kansas Bullying Prevention program website provides resources for parents, teachers and students and provides bullying prevnetion training.
Topics: Prevention, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.stopbullyingkansas.org
|Partnering with Parents||Tips & Facts||Juliet Sternberg||1988|
This piece (with a separate link) is a subsection of Telling Tough Truths (nominated under separate cover). It captures some essentials of the communication to parents that the middle school community made when the student survey results were shared.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.nais.org/Magazines-Newsletters/ISMagazine/Pages/Partnering-with-Parents.aspx
|Telling Tough Truths||Tips & Facts||Juliet Sternberg||1988|
Magazine article describes how an independent middle school made effective use of a student survey as part of a "best practices" effort to better understand and address bullying and relational aggression between students. [I will send a related link - Partnering with Parents - under separate cover.]
Topics: Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.nais.org/Magazines-Newsletters/ISMagazine/Pages/Telling-Tough-Truths.aspx
|Bullying Prevention and Summer Camp Programs||Tips & Facts||American Camp Association|
Bullying prevention is one of five hot topics on the minds of summer camp staff. To help address this issue, the American Camp Association, in collaboration with Dr. Joel Haber, is pleased to present several tools to aid in bullying prevention.
For more info please visit http://www.acacamps.org/bullying