Transforming Conflict and Bullying in Schools through Mythodrama
Northwest Psychological Resources, Washington, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Lahab Al-Samarrai
Independent Affiliate, Northwest Psychological Resources
945 11th Avenue, Longview, Washington, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received September 25, 2015; Accepted March 05, 2016; Published April 12, 2016
Citation: Samarrai LA (2016) Transforming Conflict and Bullying in Schools through Mythodrama. J Psychiatry 19: 363 doi:10.4172/2378-5756.1000363
Copyright: © 2016 Samarrai LA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The growth of violence among children and adolescents has become a growing concern both in the United States and in Europe. Recent examples include the Columbine School shootings, 2008 shootings at Northern Illinois University in which a student gunman killed six and wounded 18, and a shooting in February 2009 by a teenage gunman in Frankfort, Germany that killed 15, the majority of which were girls and women and the horrific incident in Erfurt, Germany when a student shot seventeen teachers and classmates. The growth of violence among children and adolescents has reached crisis proportions as the incidence of student and teacher shootings has reached epidemic proportions. Stories of bomb threats, bullying, gang activity, harassment and shootings have populated the media.