Bullying and other behavioral problems at school

Sally S. Cohen, James J. Weidel

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This chapter provides an overview of behavioral issues in school settings. Major topics covers the explanations of why school settings can pose challenges for behavior; etiology, manifestations, and consequences of behavioral challenges in school settings; and bullying among children and youth as an example of a challenging behavior at school. The chapter discusses the behavioral problems with teachers and parents, it’s important for pediatric primary care providers (P-PCPs) to remember that descriptions of aggressive behaviors vary in severity, frequency, and seriousness of the acts themselves. Urge teachers and parents to observe and report the exact behaviors, their duration, possible catalysts, and impacts of the behaviors on the student, peers, and classroom learning. The chapter concludes with a summary of recommendations for P-PCPs who, with the correct knowledge about bullying behaviors, can intercept the problems while working with children who are affected by behavioral challenges at school.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBehavioral Pediatric Healthcare for Nurse Practitioners
Subtitle of host publicationA Growth and Developmental Approach to Intercepting Abnormal Behaviors
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780826116819
ISBN (Print)9780826118677
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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