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ERIC Number: EJ885477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Bibliotherapy: A Strategy to Help Students with Bullying
Gregory, Katherine E.; Vessey, Judith A.
Journal of School Nursing, v20 n3 p127-133 2004
Use of bibliotherapy to address childhood teasing and bullying is an innovative approach school nurses should consider as they work to promote a healthy school environment. Children's books serve as a unique conduit of exchange between parents, teachers, and children. Bibliotherapy, using books to help people solve problems, involves three stages: identification, catharsis, and insight. These stages lend themselves well to coping with the sensitivities related to teasing and bullying. Salient research findings pertinent to teasing and bullying have made their way into the children's literature and have been well received by children and their families over the course of the Child Adolescent Teasing in Schools (CATS) book review project and web site development. After exposure to a fictional story about teasing and bullying, children have shared their own nonfictional account of this often devastating experience and have come to develop successful coping strategies for dealing with the teasing and bullying that takes place in schools nationwide. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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