Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents / Edition 1

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This timely handbook offers practical information and evidence-based findings on the most effective and current preventive interventions and programs available regarding child and adolescent social problems. Each innovative chapter summarizes the problem, addressing trends, incidence, and risk factors; describes effective prevention approaches; and discusses practice and policy implications, as well as areas for future research.

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Editorial Reviews

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“…based on sound research with a focus on evidence based approach to prevention…” (Intl Jnl of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Vol 16(3), 2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471274339
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/19/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

LISA A. RAPP-PAGLICCI is an Associate Professor at theUniversity of Southern Florida at Lakeland.

CATHERINE N. DULMUS is a Professor at the University ofTennessee.

JOHN S. WODARSKI is a Professor at the University ofTennessee.
The authors have written or edited numerous Wiley books, including:Handbook of Violence (Rapp-Paglicci, Roberts, & Wodarski);Essentials of Child Welfare (Ellis, Dulmus, & Wodarski);Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice, Volume 1, MentalDisorders (Thyer & Wodarski) and Volume 2, Social Problems andPractice Issues (Wodarski & Thyer); and the forthcomingHandbook of Preventive Interventions for Adults (Dulmus &Rapp-Paglicci), available in 2005.

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Table of Contents



About the Editors.


Part I: Introduction.

Chapter 1: Prevention and Resilience (Catherine N. Dulmus andLisa A. Rapp-Paglicci).

Part II: Preventive Interventions for Children’s andAdolescents’ Emotional Problems.

Chapter 2: Peer Group Rejection (Gary W. Ladd, Sarah L. Herald,Carly B. Slutzky, and Rebecca K. Andrews).

Chapter 3: Unresolved Grief (Carolyn Hilarski).

Chapter 4: Adolescent Mental Health (Dominique E. Roe-Sepowitzand Bruce A. Thyer).

Chapter 5: Adolescent Suicide Prevention (Andrea K. McCarter,Karen M. Sowers, and Catherine N. Dulmus).

Chapter 6: Aggressive Behavior (Mark W. Fraser and Sheara A.Williams).

Part III: Preventive Interventions for Children’s andAdolescents’ Health Problems.

Chapter 7: Birth Defects (Debra Keelean, John H. Pierpont, JohnWiley, and Kaye McGinty).

Chapter 8: Failure to Thrive (Dorota Iwaniec and HelgaSneddon).

Chapter 9: Chemical Exposure (Kathleen H. Darby, Rodney A.Ellis, Karen M. Sowers, and Andrea K. McCarter).

Chapter 10: Substance Abuse (Craig Winston LeCroy and JoyceElizabeth Mann).

Chapter 11: Teenage Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases,and HIV/AIDS (Lisa Armistead, Beth A. Kotchick, and RexForehand).

Chapter 12: Tobacco Use (John P. Elder, Esmeralda M. Iniguez,and Sandra Larios).

Chapter 13: Eating Disorders (Gail McVey).

Chapter 14: Obesity (Lois Ann Wodarski and John S.Wodarski).

Part IV: Preventive Interventions for Children’s andAdolescents’ Social Problems.

Chapter 15: Foster Care Drift (Susan Klein-Rothschild andAdrienne Ekas).

Chapter 16: School Violence (Gary L . Bowen, Joelle D. Powers,Michael E. Woolley, and Natasha K. Bowen).

Chapter 17: School Dropout (Beth Doll and Robyn Hess).

Chapter 18: Child Maltreatment (Barbara Thomlison).

Chapter 19: Dating Violence (Gretchen E. Ely).

Part V: Conclusion.

Chapter 20: The Future of Prevention (Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci andCatherine N. Dulmus).

Appendix I: Directory of Exemplary Programs.

Appendix II: School Violence Programs.

Appendix III: Dating Violence Program Evaluations.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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