Handbook of Prevention and Intervention Programs for Adolescent Girls / Edition 11

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Teenaged girls must confront an increasing array of pressures in modern society. As a consequence, physical and mental problems such as eating disorders and depression are on an alarming rise in this population. This valuable and groundbreaking book, edited by one of the major figures in the field, covers the latest research, programs, and approaches for treating adolescent girls.

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"The clinicians and researchers who describe their programs in this volume have provided a valuable service for mentors, principals, and parents struggling to help a teen girl who has problems with body image, eating disorders, and a variety of other worrisome behaviors." (PsycCRITIQUES, 9/10/08)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471677963
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/9/2007
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Winston Lecroy, PHD, MSW, is Professor of Social Work at Arizona State University in Tucson, Arizona, and is the author of several social work texts, including Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective, Third Edition.

Joyce Elizabeth Mann, MA, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Tucson, Arizona, specializing in issues of adolescent girls.

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Table of Contents




Introduction Adolescent Girls and the Pathway to Adulthood (Craig Winston LeCroy).

Chapter 1 Universal Prevention for Adolescent Girls: The Go Grrrls Program (Craig Winston LeCroy).

Chapter 2 Developing Friendships and Peer Relationships: Building Social Support with the Girls Circle Program (Beth Hossfeld)

Chapter 3 A Dissonance-Based Intervention for the Prevention of Eating Disorders and Obesity (Heather Shaw and Eric Stice).

Chapter 4 Preventing Depression in Early Adolescent Girls: The Penn Resiliency and Girls in Transition Programs (Jane E. Gillham, Tara M. Chaplin, Karen Reivich, and John Hamilton).

Chapter 5 Preventing HIV among African American Female Adolescents: Development and Evaluation of a Gender and Culturally Congruent Prevention Intervention (Gina Wingood, Jessica Sales, Nikia D. Braxton, and Ralph DiClemente).

Chapter 6 Manifesting the Strengths of Rural Latina Girls (Velia G. Leybas).

Chapter 7 Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives: Harm Reduction/Health Promotion Program for Female High School Athletes (Diane L. Elliot and Linn Goldberg).

Chapter 8 Teens with Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach to Treatment (Daniel le Grange and James Lock).

Chapter 9 Incarcerated Female Teens and Substance Abuse: The Holistic Enrichment for At-Risk Teens (HEART) Program (Amelia C. Roberts and Chiquitia Welch).

Chapter 10 Empirically Validated Approaches to Family Treatment for Adolescent Girls (Jacqueline Corcoran and Jane Phillips).

Chapter 11 Mentorship: The GirlPOWER! Program (David L. DuBois, Naida Silverthorn, Julia Pryce, Erin Reeves, Bernadette Sanchez, Adriana Silva, Akua Anima Ansu, Simona Haqq, and Janet Takehara).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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