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Bullying Prevention and Intervention at School

Integrating Theory and Research into Best Practices

  • Jacob U'Mofe Gordon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Bridgitt L. Mitchell
    Pages 1-15
  3. Susan E. Henderson, Reade Dowda, Rebecca A. Robles-Piña
    Pages 17-35
  4. Kristen Pennycuff Trent, Stephanie J. Richards
    Pages 37-52
  5. Catherine P. Bradshaw, Tracy E. Waasdorp, Elise T. Pas, Kristine E. Larson, Stacy R. Johnson
    Pages 53-72
  6. Christina Roussi-Vergou, Eleni Andreou, Eleni Didaskalou, Phillip Slee, Grace Skrzypiec
    Pages 95-118
  7. Michael Kyobe, Shallen Lusinga
    Pages 119-137
  8. Jacob U’Mofe Gordon
    Pages 139-149
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-155

About this book


This book examines the continuum of bullying services, including prevention, intervention, and recovery. It reviews current theories, studies, and programs relating to this issue as well as outcome-based solutions to enhance best practices. Chapters discuss prevention and intervention services such as enhancing and promoting teacher skills in identifying abusive behaviors; interventions with bullies, victims, bystanders, and enablers; and curbing digital forms of bullying. International perspectives on program development and delivery offer fresh approaches to conceptualizing a school’s particular bullying problems and creating effective policy. In addition, chapters cover program evaluation, guiding principles for evaluators,measurement methods, and documenting and disseminating findings. The book also provides recommendations for program development.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • An Adlerian approach to predicting bullying behavior.
  • Bibliotherapy as a strategy for bullying prevention.
  • Coaching teachers in bullying detection and intervention.
  • Cyberbullying prevention and intervention.
  • The “Coping with Bullying” program in Greek secondary schools.
  • Factors that affect reporting victimization in South African schools.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention at School is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and other practitioners, graduate students, and policymakers across such disciplines as child and school psychology, social work/counseling, pediatrics/school nursing, and educational policy and politics.


Adler and bullying behavior theory Bibliotherapy and bullying prevention Body issues and bullying Bullying in American schools Bullying in Greece, secondary schools Classroom context and bullying Coping strategies and bullying Cyberbullying interventions Cyberbullying prevention Disordered eating behavior and bullying Drug abuse and bullying at school High body mass index (BMI) and bullying Interventions and bullying Negative behaviors and bullying at school Prevention and bullying Program evaluation and bullying prevention Psychological dysfunction and bullying Self-esteem and bullying Teachers and bullying prevention Youth, society, and bullying

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacob U'Mofe Gordon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KansasLawrenceUSA

About the editors

Jacob U'Mofe Gordon, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas; Fulbright Program Senior Specialist and the Kwame Nkrumah Endowed Chair at the University of Ghana, 2012-2015. He is the author and/or co-author of 26 books, numerous articles in academic journals, book chapters, monographs and research reports. His diverse academic publications include Managing Multi-Culturalism in Substance Abuse Services (1994); A Systems Change Approach to Substance Abuse Prevention (1997); The Role of Higher Education in Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Prevention (1993); African Presence in Black America (2004); and An Anthology of African Presidential Leadership and Governance (2017). He is the recipient of many honors and awards; serves on several boards, including the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) and the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. He was an international approved evaluator for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and served as program evaluator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) Fighting Back in Kansas City, Missouri.

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