Getting even with aggression : a counselling group for perpetrators and victims of adolescent male bullying

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Girard, Ryan
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2010
The intent of this project is to provide information and offer a new and innovative intervention to male adolescent bullying. Adolescent bullying continues to be a pervasive problem in Canadian communities. Significant barriers continue to exist in combating the problem of adolescent bullying, and thus, creative solutions are required. This project provides information regarding prevalence, etiology, characteristics, and interventions relating to adolescent bullying. Within this project, a sample counselling group program manual is provided that is based on the literature examined in this project. This sample counselling group manual is designed to support both victims and perpetrators of bullying within the same counselling group by providing an opportunity for educational interaction between these two populations. In providing opportunities for bullies and victims of bullying to interact together and learn from each other within a therapeutic setting, the goal of the proposed group is to support bullies and victims to become more empathetic and respectfully assertive with each other. Exercises from the manual will increase empathy and assertiveness through increasing self-awareness and the awareness of others and can be delivered within a school or community setting.
viii, 173 leaves ; 29 cm
Bullying , Bullying -- Prevention , Bullying -- Psychological aspects , Bullying -- Research , Aggressiveness in adolescence , Teenage boys , Victims , Interpersonal conflict in adolescence , Group counseling