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Youth violence : prevention, intervention, and social policy /
edited by Daniel J. Flannery, C. Ronald Huff.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Press, c1999.
description
xv, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0880488093 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Press, c1999.
isbn
0880488093 (acid-free paper)
catalogue key
2410917
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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" Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy is an excellent volume that stretches the reader to think creatively and constructively about prevention and intervention efforts regarding violence prevention. This book provides education for clinicians, practitioners, and interventionists as well as a much needed 'wake-up call' for politicians and policy makers. It is time to recognize that the problem of youth violence must be addressed through prevention strategies. After the fact intervention and criminal justice approaches alone, while needed, will not solve this problem. The editors have done a masterful job in brining together important perspectives for understanding, and potential approaches for addressing the frightening and growing problem of youth violence."- Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Director, Violence Intervention Program for Children and Families, New Orleans, Louisiana
Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy is an excellent volume that stretches the reader to think creatively and constructively about prevention and intervention efforts regarding violence prevention. This book provides education for clinicians, practitioners, and interventionists as well as a much needed 'wake-up call' for politicians and policy makers. It is time to recognize that the problem of youth violence must be addressed through prevention strategies. After the fact intervention and criminal justice approaches alone, while needed, will not solve this problem. The editors have done a masterful job in brining together important perspectives for understanding, and potential approaches for addressing the frightening and growing problem of youth violence.
"This valuable collection of chapters by leading researchers is especially noteworthy for linking scholarly knowledge about the fundamental causes of youth violence with practical advice about effective prevention programs. It is extremely wide-ranging, covering biological, psychological, and sociological topics; development and family factors; gangs, guns, and drugs; and public health approaches."- David P. Farrington, Ph.D, Professor of Psychological Criminology, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
This valuable collection of chapters by leading researchers is especially noteworthy for linking scholarly knowledge about the fundamental causes of youth violence with practical advice about effective prevention programs. It is extremely wide-ranging, covering biological, psychological, and sociological topics; development and family factors; gangs, guns, and drugs; and public health approaches.
"This is a timely book.... The information presented here will be helpful to both novice and experienced clinician-researchers, but it deserves to reach beyond them to a broader audience, including that of policy makers."- Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health
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A comprehensive resource for dealing with both perpetrators and victims of violence and understanding the risk factors facing youth. Presenting a thorough assessment of effects of exposure to violence on youths and the continuity of aggression from early childhood to adulthood, it outlines an integration strategy for a sound public policy towards prevention and treatment of violent behavior among youth.
Main Description
Scholars, public officials, and reporters have described the violence of this decade as epidemic as the homicide rate has doubled for adolescents between 1984 and 1994. Current policy to combat youth violence is primarily reactive, focusing on increased punishments and spending millions of dollars each year on incarceration. Providing the latest research on effective prevention and intervention strategies for reducing youth violence, Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy is a comprehensive resource for dealing with both perpetrators and victims of violence and understanding the risk factors facing youth. It covers Results from tested prevention and intervention programs including practical descriptions, core components for success, evaluation findings, costs, and lessons learned from actual implementations Intervention techniques that teach prosocial behavior to antisocial youth Psychopharmacological and neurobiological issues in the treatment of violent youth The statistical predictability of adult aggression based on childhood aggression The effects of exposure to violence and the continuity of aggression from childhood to adulthood An integration strategy for a sound public policy toward prevention and treatment of violent youth Complete with an extensive reference list of over 700 publications and studies, this practical volume appeals to a wide audience including sociologists, criminologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, educators, counselors, and nurses.
Table of Contents
Contributors
Introduction to the Clinical Practice Series
Youth Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy: An Overviewp. 3
Two Sides of the Coin: Multilevel Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Youth Violent Behaviorp. 47
Stability and Continuity of Aggression From Early Childhood to Young Adulthoodp. 73
Principles of Military Combat Stress Treatment Related to Children in High-Risk Environmentsp. 99
Organization of Exposure to Violence Among Urban Adolescents: Clinical, Prevention, and Research Implicationsp. 119
Youth Gangs, Drugs, and Socioeconomic Isolationp. 145
Girls and Violence: An Overviewp. 171
Role of Firearms in Youth Violencep. 201
Family Factors and Youth Violencep. 231
Teaching Prosocial Behavior to Antisocial Youthp. 253
Psychopharmacological and Neurobiological Issues in the Treatment of Violent Youthp. 275
Implications for Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy With Violent Youthp. 293
Indexp. 307
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