Bullying Prevention and Intervention/ Part 3: Intervention (3 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 3 of the book and includes chapters 10-15.  Part 3 of Bullying Prevention and Intervention discusses intervention and what actions schools, parents, and communities can be taken to help kids who are being bullied.

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 antibullying legislation at the federal and state level.  Identify what actions schools, parents, and communities can take to help targets.  Describe the role of the upstander.

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

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1: When bullying violates the protections guaranteed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of the Civil Rights Act, the ___________ has the authority to intervene.
2: Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of ___________ at any educational institution that receives funding from the US Department of Education.
3: A child who does not identify as LGBT but is bullied on the basis of his perceived sexual identification is
4: Who is legally required under OCR guidelines to address bullying as part of their responsibility to uphold civil rights laws?
5: Title IX complaints should be filed with the Office for Civil Rights within ___________ days of the event.
6: Bullying must happen at school in order for a school to have authority to take action.
7: Statistics show that a child with special needs or a learning disability is less likely to be the target of bullying.
8: Cyberbullying laws are enacted by
9: What legislation would for the first time establish a federal definition of bullying and protect all students nationwide from bullying?
10: Most kids say they are far more likely to go to a _________ if they are being bullied.
11: Kids report witnessing _____________ bullying than do adults.
12: Studies have found that school staff had an easier time identifying bullying among
13: If your child is willing to talk to you about bullying,
14: If your child tells you he is being bullied, the first thing to do is
15: Kids should never respond directly to bullies.
16: Schools are beginning to recognize that kids are more likely to report bullying if they can do so
17: By the end of a meeting with school staff about your child who is being targeted,
18: The experience of being targeted may lead someone to
19: Children who are bullied in school may thrive outside of school.
20: There are a lot of tools we can give our children to prevent them from being bullied including all of the following except:
21: Which of the following is a signal that a child could be distressed?
22: Parents can help their child seek out friendships
23: Which of the following is an example of enhancing friendship skills?
24: Which of the following is an example of fostering resilience?
25: Minimizing the impact of what a bully says by responding with 'Whatever," or "So I've heard," is a practice called
26: A bully
27: Zero-tolerance policies
28: A child who loses friends because he is not nice to others is experiencing
29: If an elementary school student is seen bullying another during recess, it may be most helpful for a school to give
30: Tough love strategies may be easier for ___________ to enforce.
31: The purpose of consequences is to
32: If you are getting calls from your child's school or from other parents about your child's behavior, it is important for you to
33: Imposing consequences with shame and degradation is an example of
34: Which of the following is an example of a replacement behavior?
35: Which of the following is an example of being an upstander?
36: Creating an atmosphere at school where everyone feels they are a part of creating a positive school climate is an example of promoting
37: Research has found that unless ______________ of faculty 'buy in' to the goals of upstander education and bullying prevention, the efforts won't succeed.
38: Many schools find that after they implement awareness building and bullying prevention programs, they see a sharp ___________ in the number of bullying incidents reported.
39: Nearly ___________ of all kids live in single-parent households.
40: In response to a loss of a parent or guardian, kids are more likely to
41: Family stressors and challenges, of any sort, can lead to changes (often temporary) in children's moods, behaviors, or self-perceptions.
42: Research indicates that there may be as many as ___________ kids under 18  with an alcoholic parent today.
43: Students who have a variety of conditions that impact their learning or development are entitled to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment under the
44: If you are getting calls from school about a child's inattentiveness, there is a good chance
45: Children who lack ___________ are at the greatest risk for being rejected and targeted by aggressive kids.
46: One of the best things we can do to help kids with autism spectrum disorder is to
47: ASD is significantly  more prevalent among ___________.
48: Which anxiety disorder is characterized by recurring thoughts and impulses that create excessive worry and compulsive behaviors?
49: Which of the following groups are vulnerable to bullying?
50: According to a 2007 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the _________ leading cause of death in children ages 12 through 18.
51: Current trends indicate that reports of student suicidal ideation and attempts at suicide by elementary school students are on the

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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.