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ERIC Number: EJ979413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Unsung Heroes
Finkel, Ed
District Administration, v48 n6 p65-71 Jul-Aug 2012
Guidance counselors, sometimes underappreciated in difficult budgetary times, are feeling more respect in their quest to combat bullying. During the past decade, school counselors have become much more active in educating students, faculty, and staff about bullying and taking active steps to prevent it. The primary shift toward active prevention has been about using data to analyze numbers of discipline referrals or even attendance rates to detect troubling patterns. How counselors address bullying varies among schools and districts and it depends on the severity of the problem. Psychologists and social workers are valuable assets in combating bullying, but guidance counselors tend to be the point people. Social workers typically coordinate with parents or community agencies to access outside resources for students, while psychologists are often tasked with special education-related matters, so neither group has adequate time or energy to dedicate to bullied students. School counselors are often that support. They are expected to handle academic and career-related issues as well as social and emotional development. (Contains 17 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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