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Bullying in Children and Adolescents

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2017

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Violence and aggression among children and adolescents are a growing and concerning occurrence, causing school and health professionals as well as public officials and policy makers to seek solutions. Bulling is defined as many things, however key concepts include the repeated attempt of person(s) to exert power over another individual or group of individuals. Common characteristics of bullying include physical to subtle forms of aggression that health professionals must understand in order to help both victim and perpetrator recognize acts of aggression and address them. The purpose of this course is to provide health clinicians with knowledge of bullying, its forms and effects upon children and adolescents, as well as ways to prevent it and to support healing.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe bullying
  • Discuss cyberbullying
  • Explain interventions for bullying
  • List the risk factors for bullying

Course Syllabus

I.    Introduction

II.   History Of Bullying

III. What Is Bullying?

1. Evolution of the Definition of Bullying

2. Models And Theories Of Bullying

3. Bullying: Outcome of Differences Between Individuals

4. Bullying as a Developmental Process

5. Bullying as a Socio-cultural Phenomenon

6. Bullying as a Response to Peer Pressure

7. Bullying from the Perspective of Restorative Justice

8. Forms of Bullying

IV. Gender And Bullying

1. Gender Differences and Cyberbullying

V.   Cyberbullying

VI.  Bullying: A Significant Issue

VII. Prevalence Of Bullying

VIII. Predicting Bullying And Violent Behavior

        1. Characteristics of Bullies

IX. Recognizing The Signs of Victimization

X.   Risk Factors And Vulnerable Populations

1. Family Factors

2. Personality Factors

3. School Factors

4. Individual Risk Factors

5. Peer Group Risk Factors

6. School Risk Factors

7. Family Risk Factors

8. Community Risk Factors

9. Societal Risk Factors

       10. Special Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

       11. Disability Type and Severity

       12. Disability Characteristics

       13. Sexual Minority Youth

XI. Negative Impact Of Bullying

        1. Sexual Minority Youth

XII.School Programs and Responsibilities

1. Basic Principles for Prevention and Intervention

2. Dealing with Bullying Incidents

XIII. Steps To A Successful School-wide Program

XIV. School Nurse Responsibilities

XV.  Assessing and Identifying Bullying

XVI. Intervention and Prevention Programs

1. Immediate Response Plan

2. Building a Schoolwide Foundation

3. Early Interventions

4. Individual Interventions

5. Targeted Interventions

6. Individual Interventions in Chronic or Extreme Bullying Cases

XVII. Peer Mentoring and Peer Mediation

1. Peer Mentoring

2. Establishing a Peer Mentoring Program

3. Peer Mediation

XVIII. Summary

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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