School Violence and Primary Prevention

  • Thomas W. Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Theory, Assessment, and Forms of School Violence

  3. Treatment and Prevention of Violence in the Schools

    1. Matt Thompson, Bobbie Burcham, Kathy McLaughlin
      Pages 229-248
    2. Jina S. Yoon, Elizabeth Barton
      Pages 249-275
    3. Paul Boxer, Andrew Terranova, Sarah Savoy, Sara E. Goldstein
      Pages 277-294
    4. Christian Berger, Ramin Karimpour, Philip C. Rodkin
      Pages 295-322
    5. Thomas W. Miller, Robert F. Kraus, Lane J. Veltkamp
      Pages 377-390
    6. Allan Beane, Thomas W. Miller, Rick Spurling
      Pages 391-405
    7. J. Robert McLaughlin, Thomas W. Miller
      Pages 431-444
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 445-455

About this book


Paralleling the public concern generated by high-profile school shootings and the growing dialogue about bullying, professionals in school and public health settings need effective strategies for preventing violence, treating victims, and assessing at-risk children. In School Violence and Primary Prevention, more than three dozen clinicians, counselors, educators, and researchers provide readers with multiple levels of understanding on the subject: the scope of school violence, possible roles of the home environment, and the contexts of child/teen/school culture. Various forms of student aggression and antisocial behavior—from bullying to sexual harassment to mass shootings (including the Virginia Tech massacre)—are discussed in depth, and the book evenly balances theoretical knowledge with practical applications from elementary school to college.

Among the topics covered:

  • School-based prevention strategies, from character education to the Bully Free Program.

  • Developmental, trauma, and neurobiological perspectives on school violence.

  • Sociocultural and cross-cultural approaches to prevention.

  • Threat and risk assessment in individuals and schools.

  • The roles of teachers and mental health personnel in prevention and intervention.

  • Rarely explored areas including cliques, cults, body image issues, and the impact of violence on perpetrators.

Matching the prevalence of the problem with its range of ideas, School Violence and Primary Prevention is critical reading for school professionals including teachers, counselors and administrators, medical and mental health professionals working with children, and makes a valuable graduate text in psychology, public health, and social epidemiology.


Aggression Bullying Education Management Primary prevention assessment character conflict management development intervention morality prevention prevention strategies trauma youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas W. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentuckyKentuckyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-75660-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-77119-9
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