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The Resource Violence in the lives of adolescents, Martha B. Straus

Violence in the lives of adolescents, Martha B. Straus

Label
Violence in the lives of adolescents
Title
Violence in the lives of adolescents
Statement of responsibility
Martha B. Straus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Violence in the Lives of Adolescents provides answers to some of the most pressing questions about today's youth: Why is there so much violence in their lives? Why is so little being done about it? What can be done to shape safer lives for adolescents? How can therapists evaluate and treat an adolescent who has been touched by violence?
  • The author describes the book's theoretical framework as the ecology of violence; therapists can intervene to stop violence on any of four ecological levels - individual, family, community, social policy. Following a brief history of adolescence in America, Chapter 1 explores the effects of violence on normal adolescent and family development
  • Chapters 2 through 6 present five case studies, which illustrate the ecological approach to five crucial issues: suicide attempts, sexual abuse/running away, delinquency, juvenile sexual offending, and physical abuse of adolescents. For each case the author not only presents theory and research, but also demonstrates the process of individual and family treatment
  • . The final two chapters discuss community and self-help approaches and social policy, development as ways for curbing adolescent violence. Action at these two higher ecological levels, community and social policy, influence the extent to which violence will shape the lives of adolescents; these two chapters suggest that today's victims are not inevitably tomorrow's victims and offenders
  • Despite the difficulties of living with, working with, and being an adolescent, this developmental period offers wonderful opportunities to break the cycle of violence. To intervene most effectively, therapists have to be able to view violence through personal, professional, and political lenses. This book offers a way to put what we know, and what works, into action
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Straus, Martha B.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Norton professional book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in adolescence
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Teenagers
  • Family violence
  • Violence in adolescence
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Violence in children
  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Violence
  • Adolescent
  • Family
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Violence in the lives of adolescents, Martha B. Straus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Adolescent Development and Violence -- 2. Suicidal Adolescents - Susan: "You'll Be Sorry When I'm Gone" -- 3. Runaways - Michelle: "You'd Leave, Too, If You Was Me" -- 4. Delinquents - Richie: "I'm Not Afraid of Dyin'" -- 5. Adolescent Sex Offenders - Paul: "You Don't Know What It Feels Like to Be Me" -- 6. Physically Abused Adolescents - Dawn: "Maybe It's My Fault; I Don't Really Know" -- 7. Self-Help and Community Approaches -- 8. Social Policy
Control code
30778803
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780393701869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1615163
Label
Violence in the lives of adolescents, Martha B. Straus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Adolescent Development and Violence -- 2. Suicidal Adolescents - Susan: "You'll Be Sorry When I'm Gone" -- 3. Runaways - Michelle: "You'd Leave, Too, If You Was Me" -- 4. Delinquents - Richie: "I'm Not Afraid of Dyin'" -- 5. Adolescent Sex Offenders - Paul: "You Don't Know What It Feels Like to Be Me" -- 6. Physically Abused Adolescents - Dawn: "Maybe It's My Fault; I Don't Really Know" -- 7. Self-Help and Community Approaches -- 8. Social Policy
Control code
30778803
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780393701869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1615163

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