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Youth Violence: Theory, Prevention, and Intervention

by Kathryn Seifert Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
11/2011
ISBN:
9780826107411
Format:
Pbk 256 pages
Price:
AU$76.00 NZ$80.00
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
' In the U.S., youth violence is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24. This volume, authored by a noted psychotherapist with more than 30 years of experience in family violence, examines recent violent episodes perpetrated by young offenders in order to understand their root causes and to disseminate current prevention and treatment methods through a multidisciplinary lens. The book addresses the theoretical underpinnings of youth violence from the perspectives of psychology and neurobiology, describes different types of violence, includes the latest research on what works in prevention and treatment, and examines connections between substance abuse, familial and community violence, and school failure in promoting violence in adolescents. Youth Violence is a comprehensive yet highly readable volume for mental health and social service professionals who work with youth and families, and violence researchers. Key Features: Provides real life case studies from Virginia Tech, Columbine, and other recent violent incidents perpetrated by young people Written by an author with over 30 years of experience in youth violence and creator of the premier risk assessment test in use today Offers the latest findings on what works in prevention and treatment '

Foreword Preface Section 1: Introduction Chapter 1: Youth Violence: Prevalence and Trends Chapter 2: Demographic Factors in Youth Violence Chapter 3: Types of Youth Violence Chapter 4: Theoretical Perspectives on Youth Violence Section 2: Dynamics of Youth Violence Chapter 5: Individual Factors that Impact Youth Violence Chapter 6: Environmental Factors that Impact Youth Violence Section 3: Special Issues in Youth Violence Chapter 7: Bullying and Harassment Chapter 8: Youth Suicide Section 4: Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention Chapter 9: Violence Risk Assessments for Children and Adolescents Chapter 10: Youth Violence Prevention Programs Chapter 11: Interventions Chapter 12: Youth Violence: Policy Implications