Bullying Prevention and Intervention/ Part 1: 21st Century Bullying (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This is a book club book!  Check your local library or bookstore for Bullying Prevention and Intervention by Cindy Miller, LCSW, and Cynthia Lowen.  This course covers Part 1 of the book and includes chapters 1-5.  Part 1 of Bullying Prevention and Intervention provides an overview of bullying today and focuses on understanding the bullying triangle, including the bully, the target, and the bystander.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Author:  Cindy Miller, LCSW, and Cynthia Lowen

Publisher:  Alpha Books, Penguin Books (USA) Inc.

Find the reading at:  This is a book club book.  You can buy the book The Essential Guide to Bullying: Prevention And Intervention by using this link to amazon.com or you can check with your local bookstore or library.

Program Objectives:  Describe the changing face of bullying and identify the different types of bullies.  Describe the impact that bullying has on targets and identify the types of targets.  Describe the role of the bystander and identify the types of bystanders.

Learning objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to bullying in today’s changing world.

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1: Making marks on clothing, books or backpacks is an example of
2: Which type of bullying primarily aims to destroy the target's friendships and peer acceptance?
3: Which of the following is not part of the bullying triangle?
4: Studies show that the longer kids are bullied, the more likely
5: The dynamic of the bully-victim-bystander triangle is _____________.
6: We know that bullying occurs with the greatest frequency and intensity during
7: According to the National Center for Education Statistics, ____________ of public middle schools report that student bullying occurs at least once a week or daily.
8: Cyberbullying can consist of
9: Many adolescents attempt to dismiss bullying and behaviors that actually really hurt and trouble them by referring to them as ______________.
10: When asking a child about bullying, it is often more effective to
11: Bullying behavior involves
12: Targets of bullying
13: According to the United States government ____________  million American kids will be bullied this year.
14: Which is an example of a family situation that might increase the incidence of bullying, or make it harder for a parent to recognize a bullying situation?
15: Advances in technology enable us to
16: Recent research studies have found that playing violent video games can alter the chemistry of the child's brain.
17: Less popular kids are characteristic of
18: The high-status bullies are often
19: Which of the following best describes the socially marginalized bully?
20: Which of the three types of bullies uses bullying as a way to navigate complex social hierarchies?
21: Research has found that _________ are more likely to engage in bullying behaviors and also to be the targets of it.
22: Which of the following is an example of direct bullying?
23: Indirect bullying may involve
24: Children learn bullying from
25: Studies have found a(n) __________ correlation between kids who bully at home and kids who bully at school.
26: Scientists discovered a gene, which they dubbed the ____________ that is believed to be associated with people who display higher levels of aggressive or impulsive behavior when provoked.
27: Studies have found that one in every  ___________ boys who was a bully at the age of 14 continued to be a bully at age 32.
28: A child who lacks self-confidence or who is overly submissive and insecure would be an example of a(n)
29: A child who engages bullies, drawing negative attention to himself would be an example of a(n)
30: A baby's temperament can be evidenced as early as ___________.
31: When exploring both sides of the nature vs nurture debate, a child's temperament would be an example of ________________.
32: Which of the following would be an example of the nurture part of the emotional equation?
33: Which parental characteristic could contribute to a child being bullied?
34: Children who are targeted will usually try to find ways to
35: Most kids believe that the adults in their lives will be able to stop the bullying.
36: When a child transfers the hurt, rejection, and aggression she is receiving at school to friends or family members without realizing it, this is an example of
37: The bystander who is quick to participate and join in the bullying describes which type of bystander?
38: Researchers John Darley and Bibb Latane found that it took longer for any one person to respond to an emergency when there were ____________ bystanders.
39: Bystanders may include
40: An information-processing bias is a phenomenon whereby people have a tendency to interpret social information
41: Research has found that bystanders

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.