Understanding and Addressing the Early Childhood Origins of “Mean” Behavior and Bullying: Resources for Practitioners
Publication number: 2015-33
Author(s): Kristen E. Darling-Churchill; Deborah Temkin; Kerry DeVooght; Sarah Daily; Megan Novak; Karen VanderVen
Publication date: Aug 2015
Doc type: Brief
This brief first provides a summary of the developmental trajectory to bullying behavior and theories about social and environmental contributors to bullying. The remainder summarizes promising strategies and evidence-based intervention models designed to prevent bullying by addressing factors that contribute to the development of “mean” behavior and aggression in early childhood.