Teen Aggression & Bullying Workbook - Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

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9781570252525: Teen Aggression & Bullying Workbook - Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

Reproducible Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

Written for practitioners working with individuals and groups.

Teen aggression and bullying is a problem that continues to grow, often disrupting our school, families, workplaces and communities. The causes of teen aggression and bullying vary from person to person and may include such factors as a teen having been exposed to physical or sexual abuse growing up; violent behavior witnessed in the home or neighborhood; violence in the media; socio-economic issues such as family poverty, need deprivation, unstable family environment, lack of family support and appropriate role models, and exposure to weapons. Teen aggression can take many forms including: Bullying; Fighting; Gang violence; Rape and molestation; Arson; Destruction of property; Cruelty to animals; Homicide; Indirect aggression such as gossiping; Internet-based bullying. The Teen Aggression & Bullying Workbook is designed to help teens engage in self-reflection, examine their thoughts and feelings that lead to feelings of aggression, and learn effective tools and techniques for effectively managing these feelings. This book it combines two powerful psychological tools for the management of aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors: self-assessment and journaling. The Teen Aggression & Bullying Workbook contains six separate sections that will help the participants learn more about themselves as well as how aggression impacts their lives: Violence Motivation Scale helps individuals explore reasons they may act aggressively or violently toward other people. Environmental Aggression Scale helps individuals identify the extent of their exposure to environmental violence and help them develop strategies to become more resilient. Are You Being Bullied? Scale helps individuals assess whether or not they are being bullied, and if so, to what extent. Are You a Bully? Scale helps individuals identify whether they are aggressive and/or bully others, and to what extent. Bystander Behavior Scale helps individuals explore how they react and respond in bullying situations. Depression and Suicide Scale helps individuals identify teens who may be at risk for depression and/or suicide. The Depression and Suicide eight-page section of this book is crucial for today s young people. No scales are included. A detailed questionnaire, idea-prompting lists, and relevant journal questions are designed to lead to productive in-depth discussions of how problems arise and how they can be solved.

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John J Liptak, EdD , frequently conducts workshops on assessment-related topics. He has written three books on career-related topics and these books have been featured in numerous newspapers including The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Associated Press. His work has also been featured on MSNBC, CNN Radio and on the PAX / ION television series, Success without a College Degree. John has many years of experience in providing counseling services to individuals and groups in a variety of settings including job training programs, correctional institutions, and colleges and universities. In addition, John has about ten years of teaching experience as an assistant professor. With Kathy Khalsa and Ester Leutenberg, he has written three other comprehensive books for teachers and counselors to use with their students and clients: The Self-Esteem Program, The Social Skills Program and The Stress Management Program: Inventories, Activities & Educational Handouts. With Whole Person Associates, he and Ester Leutenberg continue to co-write books to add to their Mental Health & Life Skills Workbook series.

Ester R A Leutenberg has worked in the mental health field for many years as a publisher, author and advocate for those suffering from loss. She personally experienced a devastating loss when her son Mitchell, after struggling with a mental illness for eight years, died by suicide in 1986. Soon after, as a way of both healing and helping others, Ester co-founded Wellness Reproductions & Publishing with her daughter Kathy Khalsa and began developing therapeutic products that help facilitators help their clients. Ester is the co-author of the SEALS series for teen-agers, Life Management Skills series for adults and Meaningful Life Skills for older adults, as well as a variety of other therapeutic card games, board games and posters. Ester has co-written GriefWork ~ Healing from Loss, The GriefWork Companion and Creating a Healthy Balanced Life. Ester and John have co-written the Mental Health & Life Skills Workbook Series, the Teen Mental Health & Life Skills Workbook Series and are currently working on a Coping Workbook Series, all published by Whole Person Associates.

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