Bullying Prevention and Intervention/ Part 4: Rethinking Bullying and 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 4 of the book and includes chapters 16-18.  Part 4 of Bullying Prevention and Intervention discusses ways to change the culture of bullying and includes perspectives from kids, parents, and schools.

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 what kids are saying about bullying.  Describe ways schools can reach out to and connect with kids.  Describe a grassroots campaign to take action against bulling.

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

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1: All of the following statements reflect the changing dynamics of bullying except?
2: Today, it is a civil rights violation to bully anyone
3: According to a 2009 study by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, at least __________ of LGBT students had missed at least one day of school in the past month because they felt unsafe there.
4: Studies have found that having a gay-straight alliance (GSA) at school results in a more supportive school experience for LGBT youth.
5: All of the following are higher-order skills that are increasingly seen as critical to children's education except:
6: One thing kids say in schools where bullying is not effectively addressed and kids do not feel safe is that _____________ witness bullying but do not do anything about it.
7: Successful schools
8: How can school staff help transform a school community to one that is friendly, welcoming, safe, and  connected?
9: When people naturally do things that make them feel good and try to avoid doing things that don't feel good, this is an example of
10: Most kids want to do the right thing.
11: If Johnny always gets into trouble when he takes the three o'clock bus, a first step may be to
12: SEL programs teach
13: Bus drivers are often responsible for
14: If a child is having problems on a bus, he may want to sit
15: The best way to prevent bullying in school is to involve
16: The It Gets Better Project was launched in response to the suicides of several bullied ___________ youth.
17: National Bullying Prevention Month is in
18: The National School Climate Center has recently partnered with the Broadway musical _______________ to create upstander toolkits and curriculum.
19: The See a Bully, Stop a Bully campaign was launched by
20: In 2010, the National Education Association released a survey of education support professionals.  Out of 470 bus drivers who participated in the survey, only ___________ had received training on their school's policy.
21: The survey also found that _________ are more likely to be in situations where they witness and intervene in bullying situations.
22: The NEA survey also revealed that students are more likely to talk to ______________ about bullying than any other adult in the school building.

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. 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.