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Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk

by Kathryn Geldard SAGE Publications Ltd
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This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. It provides a much needed practical resource for practitioners and students from a variety of helping professions. Focusing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for addressing challenges and issues typically faced by young people, such as: - depression, suicide and self-harm, substance misuse, problematic sexual behaviour, marginalised youth and mental health issues.

Throughout the book, multi-disciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics. It will prove invaluable reading for students and practitioners working with young people, especially in the fields of youth work, social work, psychology, counselling, and education.

Part I - Introduction
Engaging young people in collaborative interventions Kathryn Geldard
Part II - Building on Strengths
The development of self-care behaviour David Geldard
Building resilience in adolescents Ian Shochet, Rebecca Hoge, Astrid Wurfl
Enhancing peer support Kathryn Geldard, Wendy Patton
Part III - Suicide and Self - Harm
Combating depression Alan Carr
Empowering young people who self-harm Jude Sellen
Part IV - Confronting Behaviour Alan Carr Preventing suicide
Working with gangs and other delinquent groups Simon Hallsworth, Tara Young
Prevention and responses to bullying Fran Thompson, Neil Tippett, Peter K Smith
Intervening with youth who engage in fire-lighting Daryl L Sharp, Robert E Cole, Carolyn E Kourofsky, Susan W Blaakman
Part V - Substance Abuse
Alcohol and young people Brad Levingston, Jenny Melrose
Tackling the misuse of volatile substances Richard Ives
Responding to the use of illicit drugs Scott W Henggeler, Cindy Schaeffer, Rocio Chang
Part VI - Sexual Behaviour
Sexual health-related interventions Susan Moore
Adolescents with Sexual Behaviour Problems: Towards Positive and Healthy Relationships Ian Lambie
Part VII - Mental Health
Addressing eating problems Renee Rienecke Hoste, Daniel le Grange
Responding to cult group membership Lee Richmond, Carole Rayburn
Part VIII - Marginalised Youth
Understanding young people in care Jan Foster

Kathryn Geldard is a Lecturer at the School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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