Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Publication Title

School Psychology Forum

Volume

11

Issue

1

Pages

20-33

Abstract

Bullying prevention and intervention are ongoing challenges for all educators, school psychologists included. A lack of research exists regarding the potential role of middle school students as direct actors in bullying prevention and intervention. This article describes a novel student leadership group for seventh graders in which the primary leadership task was the creation of bullying prevention ideas for their school. The details of this group are described, as are the results of postgroup student interviews. Results indicate that the students found the group to be valuable. However, the broader collaborative effort between educators at this school and the university researchers to maintain a comprehensive bullying prevention system did not survive the school’s reorganization. This article addresses the lessons learned and the potential implication of this project for school psychology practice.

Identifier

1938-2243

Comments

Author Posting. © National Association of School Psychologists 2017. This article is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in the School Psychology Forum, vol. 11, no. 1, 2017, http://www.nasponline.org/publications/periodicals/spf/volume-11/volume-11-issue-1-(spring-2017)

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