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Interventions to Address School Crises and Violence

Steven G. Little, Angeleque Akin-Little and Natasha S. Medley

in The Oxford Handbook of School Psychology

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780195369809
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195369809.013.0165

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Interventions to Address School Crises and Violence

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The following chapter provides detailed information on interventions for school crises and violence. The interventions are placed in the context of the three-tier model, and promoting wellness in the schools. Further, the interventions are conceptualized along the primary, secondary, and tertiary continuum. Intervention specifics are provided for individual aggressive students, gang violence, and bullying. The emerging phenomenon of cyber-bullying, and how to intervene, is also detailed in the section on bullying. Trauma is also discussed, with trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) featured as the most efficacious intervention. Empirical support for each intervention is presented, along with a rationale for the importance for primary prevention whenever possible.

Keywords: intervention; crisis; violence; trauma; bullying; gangs; school psychology

Article.  16105 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Educational Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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