Beyond Bullying is the first book to approach bullying as the intentional use of shame to harm another person.
Beyond Bullying is based on over 500 research articles explained in clear, simple language, and also on the author's own experience working as a therapist with children and adolescents.
Beyond Bullying explains to parents and teachers how to help kids (and adults) who have been bullied, as well as the kids (or adults) who have bullied them. Dr. Fast evaluates anti-bullying programs and explains why some are more successful than others, and how their effectiveness can be improved.
Beyond Bullying goes on to show that homophobia, domestic violence, and racism are cases of adult bullying. If the cause of the problems is mis-diagnosed, attempts to cure it will be unsuccessful. By recognizing racism, domestic violence and homophobia as "problems of shame management" we can begin to rid our society of these malignancies.