It’s back-to-school time for many kids across the country—but for students who are subject to bullying, school can be a daunting place to spend eight hours a day. One UT expert suggests empowering bystanders to help put a stop to the destructive behavior. Tennessee Today features David Dupper, Director of the BSSW program at the College of Social Work on the topic of bullying.
Social Work Professor David Dupper has conducted extensive research on the topic and recently released the book School Bullying: New Perspectives on a Growing Problem.
“Kids just don’t know what to do sometimes when they witness bullying, so we must teach them,” said Dupper. “Bullying is an abuse of power. You have a more powerful person who takes advantage of someone they know cannot or will not fight back.”
Shandra Forrest-Bank published on Risk, Resilience, and Positive Youth Development as well as Confronting Racial Microaggression.
Shandra Forrest-Bank completed her master's degree in Social Work at the University of Denver and then worked in the field of substance abuse for 13 years as a counselor, clinical supervisor, and associate director before returning to academia and completing her PhD.
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