Bully Busters: A Teacher's Manual for Helping Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders : Grades K-5

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The Bully Busters approach is research based and emphasizes both control and prevention. It helps teachers increase their awareness, knowledge base, and intervention skills to attack the root causes of bullying behavior and to deal with the problem confidently. The manual is organized into eight learning modules. Each module includes a teacher information component and a series of classroom activities. The activities (36 in all) are designed to increase student participation in reducing and preventing bullying, as well as to strengthen the teacher/student relationship. An accompanying CD of all the reproducible forms and student handouts is included with the book.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Setting Up for Success
13
A SolutionFocused Approach to Problem Solving
22
Working toward Success with Your Bully Busters
29
Emotional Intelligence
39
LEARNING MODULES
67
Common Bullying Locations
73
Classroom Activities
81
Classroom Activities
179
Modules Recognizing the Victim
195
Understanding the Victim Role
208
Recommendations and Interventions for Bullying Behaviors
233
Developmental Skills for Bullies
246
Recommendations and Interventions for Helping Victims
275
Victim Responses to Bullying
288
Relaxation and Coping Skills
317

Preventing Bullying in Your Classroom
97
Classroom Activities
115
Building Personal Power
131
Recognizing the Bully
161
Appendix A Classroom Interaction
345
References
359
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Dr Arthur (Andy) M. Horne is Distinguished Research Professor and Dean of the College of Education at the University of Georgia, USA. He completed a Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University and taught at Indiana State University before joining the faculty at UGA in 1989. Andy has served as director of the counseling psychology program and the marriage and family therapy certificate program at UGA. He was a principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Education ACT Early Project to identify effective teacher interventions for children at risk for emotional and behavioral problems. He was also a principal investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Multisite Violence Prevention Project, developed to study effective ways to reduce violence in schools. He coordinates the Bully Prevention Program at the University of Georgia. His primary research interests are violence reduction, school aggression, and the development of community and family healthy living programs.

Dr Christi Bartolomucci, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and is the Co-Director of Kids On The Move in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. At this comprehensive center for children and adolescents with AD/HD, Dr. Bartolomucci serves as a clinician, consultant, and program developer. Christi received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Georgia. She completed a Clinical Child internship at The University of Louisville and a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Emory University. Since 1997, she has been actively involved with the Bully Prevention Project - a team effort committed to better understanding and addressing childhood bullying and victimization, childhood aggression, and the healthy development of children.

Dr Dawn Newman-Carlson, Ph.D., a health psychologist, is the President of Carlson Health Promotion, P.A. Her primary practice is located in Jacksonville, FL. She earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Carlson was the co-developer and program administrator of the Bully Prevention Project. As a consultant, she trains school personnel and counselors in the areas of childhood aggression and bully prevention. She works with families and school systems to create lifestyles that promote health and self-esteem for children and adolescents. Dr. Carlson conducts Bully Busters training workshops and has been invited to present the Bully Busters program at national conferences.

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