Previously referred to as The No Blame Approach, the work of George and Barbara has been popular amongst practitioners but criticised by politicians. This publication incorporates an updated edition of their best selling Crying For Help and charts the recent controversy which lead to the removal of the method as a recommended intervention from the DfES website. For those who are interested in understanding, using and evaluating the method, this will provide a clear practical guide and an explanation of the theory underpinning the work.

Comparison with the Work of Pikas

Comparison with the work of pikas

Almost all advice on the management of bullying incidents includes some action to be taken to show both the bullies and the rest of the community that there is a negative consequence. Sometimes this punitive response is graded according to the seriousness of the incident, as perceived by the adults with a duty of care.

In 1992 we enjoyed a meeting with Anatol Pikas, author of another non-punitive intervention, the Method of Common (or Shared) Concern (Pikas, 1989 and 2002). An excellent summary of the Pikas method prepared by Ken Rigby can be found at: http://www.education.unisa.edu.au/bullying/concern.html

Some confusion has arisen because, since these are two non-punitive methods, they must be the same, or, even worse, the ...

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