ERIC Number: EJ841944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Responding to Children Victimized by Their Peers
Nickerson, Amanda B.; Brock, Stephen E.; Chang, Yiping; O'Malley, Meagan D.
Journal of School Violence, v5 n3 p19-32 2006
Because victimization results from the dynamic interplay between the victim and his or her parents, peers, and teachers, responding to this problem should involve both direct and indirect interventions. This paper describes and reviews empirically supported direct interventions with victims, as well as indirect interventions with parents, peers, and school staff. Although the primary focus is on bullying, research on related forms of peer victimization, such as rejection, are included, as these have been subject to more empirical study. The review concludes that there is empirical support for direct and indirect interventions for specific problems associated with rejection, though research studies on interventions for victims of bullying are lacking. In addition, comprehensive primary prevention approaches for reducing bullying have shown promise, but there is a lack of empirically supported secondary prevention efforts that focus on increasing social support for children who, despite primary prevention efforts, continue to suffer the consequences of peer victimization.
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Rejection (Psychology), Victims of Crime, Peer Relationship, Interaction, Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Intervention, Aggression, Social Support Groups
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