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By: Katherine Raczynski & Arthur Horne

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 39: Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups for Bullying

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Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups for Bullying
Psychoeducational and counseling groups for bullying
Katherine RaczynskiArthur Horne

All children deserve a safe, nurturing environment in which to grow and develop, but childhood bullying threatens children's safety and interferes with healthy development (Arseneault, Bowes, & Shakoor, 2010; Orpinas & Horne, 2006). The purpose of this chapter is to examine childhood bullying and psychoeducational and counseling group approaches to preventing and addressing the problem. We begin with a short summary of childhood bullying and move into an examination of group counseling approaches to bullying prevention.

What Do We Know about Childhood Bullying?
Definition of Bullying

Bullying has been defined as intentional, imbalanced, and repeated (Newman, Horne, & Bartolomucci, 2000). That is, bullying causes intentional harm. The victim of bullying also has less power ...

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