Bullying Prevention and Intervention/ Part 2: Prevention (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 2 of the book and includes chapters 6-9.  Part 2 of Bullying Prevention and Intervention discusses prevention and focuses on kid-friendly schools and the development of positive character traits.

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 role of schools in bullying prevention.  Describe the role of parenting in bullying prevention.  Identify the benefits of positive character traits.

Learning objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to bullying prevention.

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1: Assertion is
2: The three basic types of responses children typically exhibit in social situations are
3: Which type of response best describes a child who expresses himself calmly, assertively, and appropriately?
4: Which of the following would be an example of an "I" statement?
5: Identifying the problem, deciding what you want to happen, generating ideas to resolve the problem, making choices, giving it a try... these steps best describe
6: It is important to let kids know that bullying is often best solved by way of
7: Babies come hard-wired for connection and are born with the __________ elements that foster attraction and communication with others.
8: It is important for parents to
9: In 2011, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced antibullying legislation that would require schools to develop and implement bullying prevention programs.  This legislation is called
10: The first step in bullying prevention and intervention is
11: When addressing school bullying, hosting a school Challenge Day would be an example of
12: Which of the following is an example of ensuring social and emotional safety?
13: Teachers are responsible for
14: Exploring topics such as social injustice, healthy dating relationships, integrity, and substance abuse might be appropriate for
15: The word discipline means
16: Consequences should be implemented in a __________ tone of voice, immediately following an infraction.
17: Responsible reporting
18: Which of the following is an example of responsible reporting as opposed to tattling?
19: In cases of suspected bullying or violence, kids should be encouraged to report the information immediately and directly to an adult.
20: The fastest way for a student to get assistance from teachers is to
21: Students are willing to work harder when they feel that their teachers
22: Almost ____________ of kids with cell phones report having sent a text message they regret.
23: The effect to which anonymity contributes to cyberbullying can't be underestimated:  a 2006 study indicated that approximately ____________ of middle school children who are bullied online don't know who is doing it.
24: Kids might be susceptible to cyberbullying on
25: The more time kids spend communicating online, the _________ likely they are to participate in cyberbullying.
26: Kids who tend to follow the rules and seek social approval may be more likely to bully
27: Kids who are smaller and physically outmatched may be more likely to bully
28: When a bully creates a group on a social networking site with the express purpose of bullying someone, those who join the group become active bystanders
29: What is something that you can do immediately if your child is being bullied online or through their cell phone?
30: Most websites and Internet service providers have terms of use that make bullying a violation.
31: Many state laws allow schools to get involved in off-campus bullying if
32: Tips for parents include all of the following except _________________.
33: Children first learn their core values
34: Developing positive character traits and increasing social-emotional skills leads to decreased incidents of
35: Acceptance reflects
36: Encouraging your child to develop friendships with children whose background is different from yours is an example of
37: Reading, watching tv programs, and discussing issues affecting your family, your community, the nation, and the world with your child helps your child develop the qualities of
38: Role-playing situations in which your child takes on the persona of someone who may be perceived as being different helps your child develop the qualities of
39: The earliest predictor of future targeting is
40: Making sure that your child's coaches are positive role models helps your child develop the qualities of
41: Parents can help their children be more respectful by being
42: Talking to your child about what he's good at and what he might need help with increases his
43: Parents who model emotional and behavioral control themselves help their children develop

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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.