Subject of the Month

A monthly display featuring resources on specific thematic subjects.

October 2015


National Bullying Prevention Month


Selectors: Veronica Bielat & Emily Brush

"Bullying touches so many lives and it often inspires the generous spirit in people who want to make a difference, support the cause, and change something that has happened to too many for too long. Every day students, parents, schools, and community members ask us, “What can I do to help?” Every contribution—whether it’s hosting a community event, standing up for someone, or giving a donation to an organization that addresses bullying—makes a difference and changes lives."

-PACER's National Bullying Preventon Center, "Get Involved!"

Bullying at School

Filmed over the course of the 2009/2010 school year, BULLY opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders. It documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy “kids will be kids” clichés, and it captures a growing movement among parents and youths to change how bullying is handled in schools, in communities and in society as a whole.

Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying Institute is the first and only U.S. organization dedicated to the eradication of workplace bullying that combines help for individuals, research, books, public education, training for professionals-unions-employers, legislative advocacy, and consulting solutions for organizations.

Loraleigh Keashly, Ph.D., WSU Department of Communication


Interim Associate Dean, Curricular and Student Affairs for CFPCA and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University. Her research, teaching and consulting focus on conflict and conflict resolution at the interpersonal, group, intergroup and organizational level. She is part of the core faculty of the MA in Dispute Resolution program, having served as Academic Director of the MADR for more than a decade.

Her main research focus is the nature, effects and amelioration of uncivil and bullying behaviors in the workplace with a particular interest in the role of organizational structure and culture in the facilitation or prevention and management of these behaviors. Her works in progress focus on 1) the power of relationships at work and 2) civility in academia. She has published over 40 articles and book chapters.


What is Cyberbullying?

"Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles."


A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

National Bullying Prevention Center - PACER

National Bullying Prevention Center

Founded in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.

Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction

Interested in looking at Wonder by, R.J. Palacio?

Wonder is located in the Ramsey Collection of Literature for Young People, a closed collection of rare books and periodicals related to children's literature from the late 18th century to the present, and located in the Purdy/Kresge Library. Books and materials in the collection are not available for check out and must be used in the Purdy reference area.

To request an item, use the "Request Closed Item" link found on the right-hand side of the catalog record displayed for the material (or access the request form directly). Fill in all requested information, including Call Number as it appears in the catalog record, and check the box marked "Ramsey Collection" before submitting. Ramsey collection requests can take up to 24 hours to fulfill, and are delivered to the Purdy/Kresge Reference Desk when ready.

Jun Sung Hong, Ph.D., WSU School of Social Work

Jun Sung Hong received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and joined the Wayne State University School of Social Work faculty as an assistant professor in 2013. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at Sungkyunkwan University (summer only) in Seoul, South Korea (beginning in summer of 2015). For the past several years, Hong has conducted research, both in the United States and South Korea, on issues related to bullying/peer victimization, school violence, interpersonal violence, child welfare, and cultural competency in social work practice. His research has been published in major peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Adolescence, Children and Youth Services Review, International Social Work, Aggression and Violent Behavior, Educational Psychology Review, Journal of Child and Family Studies, and Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

WSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


CAPS is part of Student Services and is the university agency dedicated to provide counseling and psychological services for Wayne State students and to provide consultation and outreach to the university community in support of student welfare. CAPS promotes a culture of understanding and growth through professional collaboration among the dynamic staff, which consists of licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and social workers. CAPS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.

WSU Registered Students

Free and confidential personal, couples, and group counseling is available to you.  You can stop by to complete a short screening assessment  to see which of our services best meets your needs.

Faculty, Department Representatives & Student Groups

We will engage in Outreach Events as requested by faculty and the university community. We provide Consultation Services on how to respond to student's psychological and emotional  needs as requested

Parents of Wayne State Students

As a parent, you can request Consultation about resources. We provide Coordination of Care for any student who needs local mental health providers. We are happy to  present Talks to parent groups on topics of interest

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Room 552 Student Center Building
Detroit, Michigan 48202

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