Write a scenario that illustrates how bullying experienced by one adolescent may change the experience of another who witnesses it.

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Write a scenario that illustrates how bullying experienced by one adolescent may change the experience of another who witnesses it.

Reflect and write on how the act of bullying can affect the psychological development of both victim and observer.

 

Child Development

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Bearing witness to trauma has its own set of consequences. Watching repeated episodes of bullying can evoke strong emotional and behavioral responses from an adolescent. During the impressionable stage of social development in adolescents these experiences can contribute to a change in perception about the ways people should and do treat each other.

Furthermore ongoing exposure to this behavior can jeopardize an adolescent’s healthy social development. For this Discussion consider how the act of bullying experienced by one adolescent may change the experience of another who witnesses it.

Write a scenario that illustrates how bullying experienced by one adolescent may change the experience of another who witnesses it. Then address the availability of any social work intervention skill or practice that might change this cycle of events. Use the Learning Resources to support your answer.

Reflect and write on how the act of bullying can affect the psychological development of both victim and observer. Then offer an additional social work intervention skill or practice that might change this cycle of events. Use the Learning Resources to support your answer.