As school violence in America continues to grow rapidly in both scope and intensity, school personnel struggle to find effective means for preventing and controlling such behavior, and for replacing it with constructive alternative actions. This book comprehensively presents, in user?friendly detail, the primary techniques currently available for such purposes, including psychological skills training, behavior modification, psychodynamic and humanistic interventions, and gang?oriented strategies. Recognizing school violence as a systems problem, the book t only addresses techniques for altering the individual student's behavior, but also ways to work with peers, school personnel, and family members. This book will be a valuable resource for school psychologists and social workers, counselors, teachers, administrators, security personnel, parents, and anyone else confronting school?related violence. Also useful in graduate?level courses focusing on the psychology of violence and aggressive behavior and the development and implementation of school and community safety programs.
Arnold P. Goldstein, Ph.D., is Professor of Special Education at Syracuse University, Director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile Gangs, a member of the American Psychological Association Commission on Youth Violence, and a member of the Council of Representatives, International Society for Research on Aggression. He has developed three increasingly competitive approaches to prosocial skills training, skillstreaming, aggression replacement training, and the Prepare Curriculum. Reflecting his role as Director of the Syracuse University Center for Research on Aggression, much of his research and teaching have centered on helping youngsters replace antisocial, aggressive behaviors with constructive, alternative means of seeking life satisfaction and effectiveness. Berj Harootunian, Ph.D., is Professor of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University. His research focuses on how teachers solve problems and create successful environments for their students and themselves. His published journal articles, books, and monographs reflect these interests. Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Past president of the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association, she is a national and international consultant to schools on the treatment of children with behavior disorders.