Copublished With Corwin Press This practical guide to dealing with bullying in secondary schools examines the nature of the secondary school and the typology of the adolescent.
Chapter 15: Changing the Social Dynamic: The No Blame Approach
George Robinson and Barbara Maines developed the No Blame Approach1 as a creative reponse to a bullying crisis they were asked to assist with. They had both worked with children who were struggling in their lives or were considered “difficult” (George as principal of a school for “behavior-disordered” youth, and Barbara as a practitioner psychologist), and their cumulative experiences enabled them to understand the bullying dynamic. They had realized that victims of bullying are not able to make the bullying stop, and that, with a few exceptions, those who bully are misdirected rather than pathological. They were also conscious of the latent power of the ...