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Preventing Youth Problems

Author : Anthony Biglan
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This book provides information needed to prevent five of the most common, costly, and dangerous problems of adolescence: anti-social behavior, tobacco use, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual behavior that risks disease and unwanted pregnancy. It is an important resource for psychologists, sociologists, social workers, and educators, as well as for upper-level students in these areas.

Solving Problems and Asking for Help

Author : Edwina A. Shallcross
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Prevention of Health Problems Among Gay and Lesbian Youth

Author : Massachusetts. Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth
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Gambling Problems in Youth

Author : Jeffrey L. Derevensky
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Howard J. Shaffer, Ph. D. More than 20 years ago, I first noted that young people in North America were growing up in a context of legalized gambling for their entire lifetime. By the 1980s, for young people, gambling had become an average and expectable part of the social landscape. Amid legal opportunities to gamble in all but two of the United States and with illicit opportunities to gamble in every state, gambling is now ubiquitous in America. With few social sa- tions to limit a young person’s interest in gambling—like their adult co- terparts—young people now gamble in larger numbers and for seemingly higher stakes. Gradually, gambling-related problems became more visible for young people and the culture slowly but increasingly took notice. By the late 1990s, every sector of American and Canadian society had started to c- sider the effects of legalized gambling on youth. For different reasons, r- resentatives of the gambling and health care industries led the movement to prevent youthful gambling and reconcile existing problems whenever p- sible. Scientists also recognized that there was much to be learned by stu- ing young gamblers. Toward the end of the 20th century, there was a rapid increase in gambling research focusing on developmental issues; half of what is known about gambling emerged during the 1990s. This volume represents an important event in the continuing growth of a field.

Prevention Plus III

Author : Jean Ann Linney
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Preventing Problem Behaviors

Author : Bob Algozzine
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Prevention is the key to a successful school behavior plan! This research-based guide offers strategies and plans for preventing problem behavior at both the classroom and school level. The book focuses on four essential areas—foundations, intervention, collaboration, and evaluation—and features: Information on prevention science and practice Reasons why conflict resolution, peer mediation, and bully-proofing are essential to prevention Effective practices for teaching social skills to young children Proven techniques for implementing schoolwide positive behavior support Ideas for home-school and community partnerships Critical strategies for monitoring student progress Information on preschool behavior support and RTI

Youth Employment Problems and Prospects

Author : Javeed Ahmad
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The present work reflects upon the employment issues of the youth-one of the most crucial problems of contemporary times. In the absence of ample employment opportunities, the unprecedented youth bulge is emerging as a severe threat to the socio-economic development particularly in developing countries. In this backdrop, the present work explores the issues of youth employment based on the empirical evidences from the state of Jammu and Kashmir in North India. The viable approach to the holistic development is the socio-economic inclusion of the youth which relies upon a sound employment policy and optimal use of human capital.

The Youth Gang Problem

Author : Irving A. Spergel
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The author, who is involved in evaluating Chicago's gang reduction and intervention programs, provides a systematic analysis of youth gangs in the United States and examines the factors of gang member personality, gang dynamics, criminal organization, and the influence of family, school, prisons, and politics.

Problems of Youth Unemployment

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Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth

Author : Rachael C. Murrihy
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Conduct problems, particularly oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD), are the most common mental health problems affecting children and adolescents. The consequences to individuals, families, and schools may be severe and long-lasting. To ameliorate negative outcomes and ensure the most effective treatment for aggressive and antisocial youth, early diagnosis and evidence-based interventions are essential. Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth provides readers with both a solid grounding in theory and a comprehensive examination of the evidence-based assessment strategies and therapeutic practices that can be used to treat a highly diverse population with a wide range of conduct problems. It provides professional readers with an array of evidence-based interventions, both universal and targeted, that can be implemented to improve behavioral and social outcomes in children and adolescents. This expertly written resource: Lays the foundation for understanding conduct problems in youth, including epidemiology, etiology, and biological, familial, and contextual risk factors. Details the assessment process, with in-depth attention to tools, strategies, and differential diagnosis. Reviews nine major treatment protocols, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), multisystemic therapy (MST) for adolescents, school-based group approaches, residential treatment, and pharmacotherapy. Critiques the current generation of prevention programs for at-risk youth. Explores salient issues in working effectively with minority youth. Offers methods for evaluating intervention programs, starting with cost analysis. This volume serves as a one-stop reference for all professionals who seek a solid grounding in theory as well as those who need access to evidence-based assessment and therapies for conduct problems. It is a must-have volume for anyone working with at-risk children, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychologists; forensic psychologists; social workers; school counselors and allied professionals; and medical and psychiatric practitioners.