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.

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