James, R. K., & Gilliland, B. E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 13, “Crisis in Schools” (pp. 429-480)
Chapter 14, “Violent Behavior in Institutions” (pp. 481-517)
Discussion: Bullying, Gang Violence, and Hate Crimes
Bullying, gang violence, and hate crimes all have a common denominator: acts of violence toward individuals or groups from whom the perpetrator(s) feels some level of threat. This threat results in the perpetrator(s) taking action. A bully might attempt to intimidate a classmate to relieve his or her own sense of insecurity through a false sense of power. A gang might attempt to gain respect by imposing a general sense of threat on a neighborhood. A group of homophobic males might try to solidify their own sexual orientation by attacking an outwardly gay male.
An additional commonality between and among these types of crises is the collective impact of their actions on a community. Individual survivors/victims of the crises, as well as the community as a whole, must accommodate the experiences and navigate through the aftermath.
For this Discussion, select one crisis from the following: bullying, gang violence, or hate crimes. Then conduct research in the Walden library about the primary effects of the crisis you selected and the intervention strategies to address those effects. Use this research to support your discussion posts.
By Day 4
Post a summary of the primary effects of the crisis you selected (bullying, gang violence, or hate crimes). Then, describe two intervention strategies you would use to address the effects of the crisis you chose. Be specific and use examples to illustrate.
Note: Include the type of crisis you selected in the first line of your post. You will be asked to respond to a colleague who chose a different type of crisis from the one you discussed.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.