From the bully pulpit: A Child and Youth Work approach to bullying

VanderVen, Karen
April 2011
Relational Child & Youth Care Practice;Spring/Summer2011, Vol. 24 Issue 1/2, p86
Academic Journal
Bullying is one of the most troubling aspects of childhood today. This paper describes a multiplicity of ways the child and youth work approach can address complex issues of causation in respect to bullies and victims both, and possible modes of intervention unique to child and youth work. These include relationships, activities, communication, environmental design, and activities of daily living. There is a special emphasis on the role of attachment in the development of bullying behavior and on the role of caring relationships from early on in reducing the later need to bully.


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