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Connecting with children : helping teachers reduce bullying behaviours through attachment theory

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dc.contributor.advisor Barabash, Kenneth J
dc.contributor.author Stryde, Joni Lynn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-11T21:37:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-11T21:37:13Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3064
dc.description vii, 96 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This final project explores the concept of parent-child attachment in relation to social adjustment. Secure parent-child attachment promotes pro-social interactions, increased self-knowledge and self-esteem, reduced maladaptive behaviours, and overall healthy development, while insecure attachments have been linked to bullying behaviours, such as aggression and hostility. Parents are encouraged to provide sensitive care, be dependable, and increase their child’s emotional awareness, but it is also important for schoolteachers to promote secure attachment in students. The teacher manual includes suggested activities to improve student relations that teachers can incorporate in the classroom. This project provides teachers with strategies to facilitate positive attachments, improve interpersonal relationships, and reduce bullying behaviours in schools. Some guidelines for making therapeutic referrals are also presented. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2009 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Attachment behavior in children en_US
dc.subject Social adjustment in children en_US
dc.subject Parent and child -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Teacher-student relationships en_US
dc.subject Bullying -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject Bullying in schools -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject Bullying in schools -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. en_US
dc.title Connecting with children : helping teachers reduce bullying behaviours through attachment theory en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US

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