"There are many books and state/federal publications on bullying; however, the integration of legal mandates and guidelines with direct application is quite rare. This text offers a valuable and unique cross-discipline resource with its thorough review of legislative precedents."
--Diana Joyce, School Psychologist, University of Florida
"Educators rarely receive this kind of detailed legal information in their graduate school studies. When people purchase this book, it will be like having their own lawyer sitting right next to them."
--Steve Hutton, Professional Development Specialist, Mayerson Academy, Cincinnati, OH
Take legally sound steps to create a school environment that is safe for all students.
Every hour of every day, students experience bullying and harassment at school by their peers. The immediate and long-term impact on the victims' learning capabilities, emotional health, and self-esteem is staggering. School Bullying: Tools for Avoiding Harm and Liability tackles this critical problem with an easy-to-use framework that guides educators in using constructive thinking, listening, and speaking to take effective action.
The McGrath SUCCEED® System outlined in this excellent text offers school leaders tools to create lasting, legally based, and ethically sound approaches to dealing with, and preventing, bullying in schools. This proven method covers both the content and context of bullying. You'll be able to address these issues:
- Distinguishing bullying from acceptable student behavior
- Applying legally appropriate procedures and maintaining proper documentation
- Acting with honesty, compassion, and accountability
- Fostering trust, respect, understanding, and a commitment to growth
- Offering practices that put fundamental ethical principles into action
This resource is vital to all schools, providing not only step-by-step procedures but also practical tools for investigating bullying situations and communicating effectively with students, parents, teachers, staff, and the community.