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Coaching Teachers in Bullying Detection and Intervention

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This chapter provides a rationale for the development of the Bullying Classroom Check-Up (BCCU), which aims to prevent bullying in school through foundational classroom management that integrates social behavioral expectations, the identification of bullying behaviors in the classroom, and teachers' selection and implementation of strategies that address and intervene in bullying behaviors.


The goal of the BCCU is to reduce bullying through an improved classroom environment, where teachers prevent, detect, and respond with effective interventions. In addition to explaining the rationale for the BCCU, this chapter describes the core components of the model. It then discusses how qualitative data were used to construct the BCCU. The chapter concludes with a summary of data recently collected in relation to the feasibility and acceptability of the BCCU, which is currently being tested in a small-scale randomized controlled trial with about 80 middle school classroom teachers. 52 references

Date Published: January 1, 2018