Schools and bullying prevention

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What I have actually found, in my own research, is that teacher support serves as an enormous moderator variable for a relational victimization, which is relational aggression or bullying and depression in schools and students. The thing about that is that teachers can provide so much support against bullying, but the reality is that they don't. Teachers and administrators are not usually trained in terms of what to look for and how to intervene. Often times, unless it is physical bullying, they don't want to intervene because it is difficult. They don't want to intervene in the politics of students, teachers, and the parents. So a lot of times, a blind eye is turned. What my best recommendation is for parents to document, document, and document; so that the schools are force to do something. The reality is, often times, schools don't do anything and the bullying continues.

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Stephanie Mihalas, PhD, NCSP

Child Psychologist

Dr. Stephanie Mihalas is a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist. Mihalas is the founder of The Center for Well-Being: Psychological Services for Children, Youth, and Families in Los Angeles, CA. Mihalas treats a wide variety of children and adolescents ranging as young as two through the later adolescent years utilizing evidenced-based interventions. Mihalas also provides school consultation. The primary focus of Mihalas' research background is in relational and physical aggression. She presents at national and state conferences and is published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She also frequently engages in print and radio media ventures and has been in magazines such as Teen Vogue and Parents. Mihalas completed her postgraduate work at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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