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ERIC Number: EJ817458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
How to Help a Bully: Recommendations for Counseling the Proactive Aggressor
McAdams, Charles R., III; Schmidt, Christopher D.
Professional School Counseling, v11 n2 p121-128 Dec 2007
Initiatives to stop school bullying often prescribe counseling for the bullies. However, specific strategies for the counseling of bullies are not well defined. To succeed in stopping the aggressive behavior of bullies, school counselors must first understand the needs and motivations behind the behavior. This article distinguishes the characteristic type of aggression displayed by bullies--proactive aggression. Type-specific recommendations are presented for maximizing school counselors' effectiveness in their direct efforts to help bullies change. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A