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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Setting Up for Success
A SolutionFocused Approach to Problem Solving
Working toward Success with Your Bully Busters
Emotional Intelligence
Common Bullying Locations
Classroom Activities
Classroom Activities
Modules Recognizing the Victim
Understanding the Victim Role
Recommendations and Interventions for Bullying Behaviors
Developmental Skills for Bullies
Recommendations and Interventions for Helping Victims
Victim Responses to Bullying
Relaxation and Coping Skills

Preventing Bullying in Your Classroom
Classroom Activities
Building Personal Power
Recognizing the Bully
Appendix A Classroom Interaction

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About the author (2003)

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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