Steeped in vivid case examples, therapeutic dialogue and points for reflection, Brief Counselling in Schools, Third Edition is a highly practical and accessible guide to helping and supporting young people experiencing difficulties both at home and at school or college. Covering issues from low self-esteem and sexuality, to substance misuse and aggression, Dennis Lines draws on a method of brief integrative counseling to illustrate how a time-limited therapy can work effectively in an often pressured and time-limited setting.
Chapter 9: Anger, Aggression and Violence
Anger, Aggression and Violence
Violent pupils have, on occasion, injured, maimed and even killed other teenagers in school. Although murder/manslaughter in school is exceptionally rare in the UK, violence has become a rising concern in some schools. Areas where there is a lack of social cohesion, ethnic and racial tension, and an ingrained drugs culture are particularly prone to violence. But schools generally are ordered institutions and the vast majority of pupils are not violent.
There are some violent students, however, who stand apart where punishment and exclusion have little effect. Significant numbers of pupils become angry in school, ...