Research Press announces the release of Youth Voice Project: Student Insights into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment

Research Press announces the release of Youth Voice Project: Student Insights into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment
Youth Voice Project: Student Insights into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment (cover)

October 23, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Judy Parkinson
Research Press Publishers
P.O. Box 7886
Champaign, IL 61826
Phone: 217-352-3273 | 800-519-2707
Email: jparkinson@researchpress.com

Research Press announces the release of Youth Voice Project: Student Insights into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment from authors Stan Davis and Charisse L. Nixon

Champaign, IL—October 23, 2013—Research Press Publishers is excited to announce the release of the eagerly anticipated Youth Voice Project, a groundbreaking new title focused on adding youth voices to the debate about bullying and peer mistreatment. Authors Stan Davis and Charisse L. Nixon provide a detailed analysis of findings from their survey of over 13,000 students from 31 schools across the United States and deliver suggestions for meaningful change based on students’ responses.

Youth Voice Project describes the characteristics and impact of peer mistreatment and analyzes the effectiveness of various responses to bullying, including self-actions, peer actions, and adult actions. Bridging the gap between research and practice, the text offers much-needed direction for educators, administrators, and parents. Focusing on ways to make schools safe, inclusive, and supportive environments for learning, Youth Voice Project promotes insights for improving school connections, social equity, and what the authors call the “Four Rs”: respect, relationships, resiliency, and responsiveness.

“The Youth Voice Project findings have been an invaluable resource as we strive to debunk the societal myths and misperceptions surrounding bullying prevention and learn what truly helps kids develop prosocial relationships and resilience.”

—Denise Koebcke, Valparaiso, Indiana, Community Schools Educator and School Climate Coordinator About the Authors:

Stan Davis has worked as a child and family therapist in residential treatment, community mental health, and private practice, building positive community support for targets of child abuse, rape, and domestic abuse. Mr. Davis began to focus on bullying prevention as a school guidance counselor in the mid-1980s and is the primary author for Schools Where Everyone Belongs and Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention. He is a certified Olweus bullying prevention consultant and a founding member of the International Bullying Prevention Association.

Charisse L. Nixon received her PhD in developmental psychology from West Virginia University and is currently an associate professor of psychology at Penn State Erie. Her primary research interest focuses on all forms of peer mistreatment, including both relational and physical mistreatment. Dr. Nixon is currently studying effective prevention and intervention efforts designed to reduce peer mistreatment and its associated harm. Her work has been featured in many national venues, as well as published in several peer-reviewed journals. She is coauthor of the book Girls Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying.

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Research Press, based in Champaign, IL, is an independent, family-owned business founded in 1968 by Robert W. Parkinson (1920–2001). Over the last 45 years, the company has earned a solid reputation for publishing effective, practical, and research-based resources for the educational and mental health fields.

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