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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Editorial Reviews

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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: 391
  • 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 Workat Arizona State University in Tucson, Arizona, and is the authorof several social work texts, including Human Behavior in theSocial Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective, ThirdEdition.

Joyce Elizabeth Mann, MA, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapistin private practice in Tucson, Arizona, specializing in issues ofadolescent 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 GoGrrrls Program (Craig Winston LeCroy).

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

Chapter 3 A Dissonance-Based Intervention for the Prevention ofEating Disorders and Obesity (Heather Shaw and EricStice).

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

Chapter 5 Preventing HIV among African American FemaleAdolescents: Development and Evaluation of a Gender and CulturallyCongruent 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 NutritionAlternatives: Harm Reduction/Health Promotion Program for FemaleHigh School Athletes (Diane L. Elliot and LinnGoldberg).

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

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

Chapter 10 Empirically Validated Approaches to Family Treatmentfor Adolescent Girls (Jacqueline Corcoran and JanePhillips).

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

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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