This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. It provides a much needed practical resource for practitioners and students from a variety of helping professions.

Focusing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for enhancing resilience and addressing challenges and issues typically faced by young people. Topics covered include:

  • Depression, suicide, and self-harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Problematic Sexual Behavior
  • Marginalized Youth
  • Mental Health Issue
  • Peer Mentoring and Building on Strengths
  • Cults and Gangs
  • Bullying
  • Firelighting

Throughout the book, multi-disciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics.

This book is ideal for students and practitioners working with young people, especially in the fields of youth work, social work, psychology, counseling, and education.

Prevention and Responses to Bullying

Prevention and Responses to Bullying

Prevention and responses to bullying
FranThompson, NeilTippett and Peter K.Smith


‘Bullying’ can be defined as an aggressive, intentional act or behaviour that is carried out by a group or an individual repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself (Olweus, 1991) or as a ‘systematic abuse of power’ (Sharp and Smith, 1994). The criteria of repetition, intention and a systematic imbalance of power make bullying a particularly undesirable form of aggression. It can occur in many contexts, including the workplace, but has been most investigated in young people.

Bullying can be both direct and indirect. Direct forms include physical or verbal attack and relational/social exclusion. Indirect bullying (for example, spreading nasty rumours or damaging belongings) includes, more ...

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