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School Violence in Context

School Violence in Context Author Rami Benbenishty
ISBN-10 0198035888
Release 2005-02-10
Pages 248
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Drawing on one of the most comprehensive and representative studies of school violence ever conducted, Benbenishty and Astor explore and differentiate the many manifestations of victimization in schools, providing a new model for understanding school violence in context. The authors make striking use of the geopolitical climate of the Middle East to model school violence in terms of its context within as well as outside of the school site. This pioneering new work is unique in that it uses empirical data to show which variables and factors are similar across different cultures and which variables appear unique to different cultures. This empirical contrast of universal with culturally specific patterns is sorely needed in the school violence literature. The authors' innovative research maps the contours of verbal, social, physical, and sexual victimization and weapons possession, as well as staff-initiated violence against students, presenting some startling findings along the way. When comparing schools in Israel with schools in California, the authors demonstrate for the first time that for most violent events the patterns of violent behaviors have the same relationship for different age groups, genders, and nations. Conversely, they highlight specific kinds of violence that are strongly influenced by culture. They reveal, for example, how Arab boys encounter much more boy-to-boy sexual harassment than their Jewish peers, and that teacher-initiated victimization of students constitutes a significant and often overlooked type of school violence, especially among certain cultural groups. Crucially, the authors expand the paradigm of understanding school violence to encompass the intersection of cultural, ethnic, neighborhood, and family characteristics with intra-school factors such as teacher-student dynamics, anti-violence policies, student participation, grade level, and religious and gender divisions. It is only by understanding the multiple contexts of school violence, they argue, that truly effective prevention programs, interventions, research agendas, and policies can be implemented. In an age of heightened concern over school security, this study has enormous implications for school violence theory, research, and policy throughout the world. The patterns that emerge from the authors' analysis form a blueprint for the research agenda needed to address new and exciting theoretical and practical questions regarding the intersections of context and school victimization. The unique perspective on school violence will undoubtedly strike a chord with all readers, informing scholars and students across the fields of social work, psychology, education, sociology, public health, and peace/conflict studies. Its clearly written and accessible style will appeal to teachers, principals, policy makers and parents interested in the authors' practical discussion of policy and intervention implications, making this an invaluable tool for understanding, preventing, and handling violence in schools throughout the world.



Handbook of School Violence and School Safety

Handbook of School Violence and School Safety Author Shane Jimerson
ISBN-10 9781136898273
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 672
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The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice has become the premier resource for educational and mental health professionals and policymakers seeking to implement effective prevention and intervention programs that reduce school violence and promote safe and effective schools. It covers the full range of school violence and safety topics from harassment and bullying to promoting safe, secure, and peaceful schools. It also examines existing school safety programs and includes the multi-disciplinary research and theories that guide them. Examinations of current issues and projections of future research and practice are embedded within each chapter. This volume maps the boundaries of this rapidly growing and multidisciplinary field of study. Key features include... Comprehensive Coverage – The chapters are divided into three parts: Foundations; Assessment and Measurement; Prevention and Intervention Programs. Together they provide a comprehensive review of what is known about the types, causes, and effects of school violence and the most effective intervention programs that have been developed to prevent violence and promote safe and thriving school climates. Evidence-based Practice – Avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach to prevention and intervention, the focus throughout is on the application of evidence-based practice to address factors most commonly associated with school violence and safety. Implications for Practice – Each chapter bridges the research-to-practice gap, with a section delineating implications for practice of the foregoing research. Chapter Structure – To ensure continuity and coherence across the book, each chapter begins with a brief abstract and ends with a table showing the implications for practice. International Focus – Acknowledging the fact that school violence and safety is a global concern, this edition has increased its focus on insights learned from cross-national research and practice outside the USA. Expertise – The editors and authors are experienced researchers, teachers, practitioners, and leaders in the school violence field, their expertise includes their breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, bridging research, policy, and practice and representing a variety of international organizations studying school violence around the world.



School Violence A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

School Violence  A Reference Handbook  2nd Edition Author Laura L. Finley
ISBN-10 9781610696241
Release 2014-09-26
Pages 357
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A timely investigation of the history, legislation, and perpetrators of school violence, this guide debunks the myths and misconceptions about this terrible problem of national concern. • Addresses significant milestones in legislation and policies that have been enacted to respond to and prevent school violence • Contains an informative timeline of key events in the history of school violence and prevention • Highlights key court cases as well as data related to measuring violence • Provides a compilation of best practices for the prevention of school violence • Features perspectives from diverse viewpoints, including administrators, students, and academics



From Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare

From Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare Author Aron Shlonsky
ISBN-10 9780199973743
Release 2013-11-04
Pages 352
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The information age is upon us and, with it, a new era of human services has emerged. The terms 'Evidence-Based,' 'evidence-informed,' 'best practice', and 'effective' have become ubiquitous in scholarly and professional publications, government documents, funding applications, and training institutions across the world. Yet despite this avalanche of words, there is substantial disagreement with respect to the definition of evidence and how it should be used to improve the lives of children and youth. This book builds on the burgeoning evidence-informed practice movement in social welfare that evolved from evidence-based medicine some twenty years ago. Key insights from an internationally recognized group of scholars representing several child welfare systems promotes a nuanced understanding of evidence in all its forms; makes a strong case for understanding the role of context in generating, interpreting, and employing evidence; and provides guidance for integrating evidence and context in the provision of child welfare services. The book begins with an introduction to evidence-informed practice and a broad overview of the different types of evidence that can be useful in guiding difficult decisions under uncertain conditions. This is followed by a decision-making framework that incorporates the use of evidence within the context of a complex child protection system. Next, empirically supported programs and treatments are evaluated with respect to their transportability across contexts, with sometimes surprising results. Two revolutionary approaches to the delivery of effective services, common factors and common elements, are then introduced and followed by a treatise on the importance of implementation in child welfare settings. Embracing different types of evidence used for different questions, the role of randomized controlled trials, epidemiology, administrative and survey data are then explored. Finally, the context of service provision within an agency is explored through an overview of the structure, function, and culture of human services organizations; the role of universities in training staff and conducting relevant practice and policy research; and an applied example involving a partnership between a major university and a large child welfare agency.



Violence in Schools

Violence in Schools Author Peter K. Smith
ISBN-10 0415278236
Release 2003
Pages 365
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Violence in schools is a pervasive, highly emotive and, above all, global problem. Bullying and its negative social consequences are of perennial concern, while the media regularly highlights incidences of violent assault - and even murder - occurring within schools. This unique and fascinating text offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of how European nations are tackling this serious issue. Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe, brings together contributions from all EU member states and two associated states. Each chapter begins by clearly outlining the nature of the school violence situation in that country. It then goes on to describe those social policy initiatives and methods of intervention being used to address violence in schools and evaluates the effectiveness of these different strategies. Commentaries from Australia, Israel and the USA and an overview of the book's main themes by eminent psychologist Peter K. Smith complete a truly international and authoritative look at this important - and frequently controversial - subject. This book constitutes an invaluable resource for educational administrators, policymakers and researchers concerned with investigating, and ultimately addressing, the social and psychological causes, manifestations and effects of school violence.



Street Gangs Migration and Ethnicity

Street Gangs  Migration and Ethnicity Author Frank van Gemert
ISBN-10 1843923963
Release 2008
Pages 286
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Most, if not all, countries have street gangs. There is considerable variety when it comes to their history, (criminal) activities and composition, but often migrant youth are among the members. These newcomers may find themselves in a marginal position, which can lead them to become gang-members. Apart from this socio-economic aspect, nowadays youth culture seems to promote a gang lifestyle and play a role in gang formation. This lifestyle is strongly influenced by stereotypical American gangs.The chapters in this book are based on research from twelve different countries. They address both situations where there have been longstanding problems with street gangs as well as areas where such issues have just started to emerge. Different research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, provide a unique insight into the influence of migration on local gang formation and development, paying particular attention to the importance of ethnicity. The chapters also explore the challenges that migration and ethnicity pose for responding effectively to the growth of such gangs, particularly in areas where public discourse on such issues is restricted. This peer-reviewed volume will be essential reading for anybody interested in the phenomenon of street gangs.This is the third book produced by the Eurogang network, consisting of researchers working together to develop a common framework for international comparative research on street gangs, based on standardised methodological instruments and a common research design. The Eurogang network started in 1998 and now has some 200 members working on various continents.



School Violence

School Violence Author Lucinda Almond
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924105551950
Release 2007-12
Pages 232
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Essays debate the issue of school violence in America, covering such topics as whether or not it is a prevalent problem, what the factors are that contribute to it, and whether stricter gun control laws can lead to its reduction.



Handbook of Violence

Handbook of Violence Author Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci
ISBN-10 9780471214441
Release 2002-07-17
Pages 480
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A multidisciplinary team of experts examines violence from a resilience perspective Violence knows no boundaries. It attacks in schools, in families, and even in the workforce-places that should be regarded as safe havens. Encompassing the enormity of violence through a comprehensive, biopsychosocial perspective, Handbook of Violence examines community, school, family, and workplace violence, including identification, classification, prevention, and interview programs and case management. Written by the leading authorities in their fields, this groundbreaking compilation: * Reviews how children and adolescents from violent homes are detrimentally affected in multiple ways, including short- and long-term consequences that seriously impair their psychological, social, educational, and physical development * Explores issues related to the occurrence of domestic violence in African-American families, presenting an array of theoretical formulations that may prove useful to practitioners who must service both victims and perpetrators * Examines the prevalence of female juvenile delinquency and reviews the literature from a sociological and practice perspective * Focuses on the current trends and issues surrounding youth gang violence,discussing identification, classification, and prediction as they relate to gang violence as well as effective prevention and intervention * Addresses the identification, classification, and prediction of school violence among middle-school and high-school youth * Covers the broad range of cases that are classified as "workplace violence," examining the differences in definition and analyzing the bases for the growing prevalence of incidents Topics include: * Violence within families through the life span * Adolescent dating violence * Assessing violent behavior * Domestic violence in Latino cultures * Conduct disorder and substance abuse * Youth gang violence * School violence * Preventing workplace violence * Domestic violence in the workplace * And much more



Journal of Social Work Education

Journal of Social Work Education Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556037144896
Release 2005
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066099238
Release 2006
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The British National Bibliography has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The British National Bibliography also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The British National Bibliography book for free.



St rke statt Macht

St  rke statt Macht Author Haim Omer
ISBN-10 9783647402031
Release 2016-04-18
Pages 360
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Die Erschütterung der erzieherischen Autorität gilt als eine der entscheidenden Ursachen für den dramatischen Anstieg von Gewalt und Kriminalität unter Kindern und Jugendlichen. Doch kann elterliche und pädagogische Autorität heutzutage nicht mehr auf Furcht, blinden Gehorsam und Machtausübung gründen. Es müssen die in unserer Gesellschaft vorherrschende Werte von freiem Willen, Individualität und kulturellem Pluralismus berücksichtigt werden. Die Psychologen Haim Omer und Arist von Schlippe führen den Begriff der »neuen Autorität« ein, der das Ergebnis eines langjährigen Denk- und Erfahrungsprozesses darstellt. Zu den zentralen Konzepten dieser neuen Autorität gehören Präsenz und gewaltloser Widerstand. Die Anwendung hat sich auch im Schulbereich bewährt, wo Eltern und Lehrer ein Bündnis gegenseitiger Hilfe und Unterstützung bilden, und bindet im darüber hinaus auch Gemeindemitglieder erfolgreich ein.



America s youth

America s youth Author Jamuna Carroll
ISBN-10 0737737360
Release 2007-12-14
Pages 230
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Presents a collection of articles discussing the social conditions and attitudes of youth in the United States.



Books in Print 2009 2010

Books in Print 2009 2010 Author
ISBN-10 0835250199
Release 2009
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043236
Release 2003
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Dangerous Schools

Dangerous Schools Author Pamela A. Snook
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047481000
Release 1999-07-16
Pages 267
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"In this expose of institutional abuse, Irwin Hyman and Pamela Snook uncover officially authorized violence that far exceeds the number of offenses committed by students. These little researched, frequently ignored practices, the authors passionately argue, are an insidious danger to students' mental health and undermine and distort their understanding and belief in constitutional rights. Parents will learn how to distinguish between normal rules for safety and a violation of students' rights. The authors provide parents with a checklist - including how to document abuse, determine responsibility, file charges, instigate litigation, generate publicity when necessary - and step-by-step strategies for dealing with educational and legal issues, including a broad agenda for legislative and public advocacy."--Jacket.



Encyclopedia of Social Work

Encyclopedia of Social Work Author Terry Mizrahi, PhD
ISBN-10 0195306619
Release 2008-04-17
Pages 2208
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The National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press are proud to announce that a new, completely updated, revised and expanded 20th edition of this essential work has published. The 400 articles in this four-volume set cover all aspects of social, work from practice and interventions, social environments, social conditions and challenges, to social policy and history. This new edition of the Encyclopedia includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster. Each thoughtful article is written and signed by a top academic or social work practitioner and includes a bibliography for further reading. For even further ease of use, all volumes are fully cross-referenced and the set includes a complete Index. This convenient and authoritative core reference work is an essential tool for fact-finding, studying for licensing exams, supplementing course work, initiating literature searches, and supporting practice decisions. The Encyclopedia presents an in-depth look at the ever-changing field of social work. The foundation of any social work collection, the Encyclopedia will be a treasured addition to the library of practitioner, scholar, and student alike.



The Anti bullying Handbook

The Anti bullying Handbook Author Keith Sullivan
ISBN-10 0195583884
Release 2000-01
Pages 250
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This book is an invaluable resource that helps us to understand what bullying is and how to arrest it or to prevent it from happening. It is written for parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, therapists, and teacher trainers and trainees. Practicable and accessible, it helps us understand what bullying is and how to arrest it or prevent it from happening. The first part of the book provides a clear overview of what we understand about bullying. It is based on up-to-date information from the world's leading experts. The second part tells us how to go about solving the problem of bullying. This includes how to set up a preventative whole school anti-bullying program, how to deal with bullying as it occurs, and how to monitor it so that it does not recur. The book also identifies and describes the best anti-bullying sites from the World Wide Web.