Stalking in Children and Adolescents: The Primitive Bond

Stalking in Children and Adolescents: The Primitive Bond

by Joseph T. McCann
     
 

"Although significant attention has been devoted to adult perpetrators and vicums of stalking, there is persuasive evidence that stalking can begin at a much younger age. Stalking in Children and Adolescents: The Primitive Bond offers mental health professionals and attorneys a review of current research on stalking and related forms of obsessional harassment as well…  See more details below

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"Although significant attention has been devoted to adult perpetrators and vicums of stalking, there is persuasive evidence that stalking can begin at a much younger age. Stalking in Children and Adolescents: The Primitive Bond offers mental health professionals and attorneys a review of current research on stalking and related forms of obsessional harassment as well as recommendations for assessment and treatment of young stalking victims and perpetrators." "The author, both a psychologist and an attorney, also explores related forms of obsessional harassment such as bullying, sexual harassment, and dating violence. He provides a psychodynamic conceptualization of stalking with a particular emphasis on developmental issues related to attachment, identity formation, and emotional states involving jealousy, envy, and anger. Practical recommendations for managing stalking cases, implementing policy, and maintaining personal safety make this an invaluable resource for mental health professionals, parents, and school officials."--BOOK JACKET.

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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This book offers a novel approach to the understanding of the potentially serious and disastrous effects for which stalking behaviors can be exhibited in children and adolescents. Although research in this area remains sadly deficient, this book is of great importance not only to clinicians but also to the general public and is a standalone in the field of psychology and psychiatry.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide awareness of the social problem of stalking in children and adolescents. The book provides professionals, parents, and school officials with the information that they need to help protect young people and deal with the situations in which a child or adolescent is being stalked. The author's objectives are unbiased, worthy, based upon realistic goals, and certainly will be achieved for those seeking out knowledge in this pivotal area.
Audience: Targeted toward mental health professionals, attorneys, judges, legislators, policymakers, educators, parents, and school officials, readers are given a solid framework for dealing with and managing children and adolescents who are either perpetrators or victims of stalking. The author is a highly credible, respected, and knowledgeable clinician and researcher in the mental healthcare field.
Features: The book is wonderfully organized through the use of illustrative case examples and noteworthy empirical data. A thorough discussion of the various factors associated with stalking behaviors, the risk of violence, victim impact, recommendations for managing stalking cases, and legal approaches highlight the need for increased involvement and for new directions in dealing with stalking.
Assessment: The author examines the social problem of stalking and provides readers not only with an understanding, awareness, and knowledge of the issue, but also with relevant research, pertinent recommendations, and the firm foundation to empower professionals with the means to explore new strategies for the prevention, intervention, and protection of children and adolescents. This is a timely and necessary addition to the field of mental health.
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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This book offers a novel approach to the understanding of the potentially serious and disastrous effects for which stalking behaviors can be exhibited in children and adolescents. Although research in this area remains sadly deficient, this book is of great importance not only to clinicians but also to the general public and is a standalone in the field of psychology and psychiatry.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide awareness of the social problem of stalking in children and adolescents. The book provides professionals, parents, and school officials with the information that they need to help protect young people and deal with the situations in which a child or adolescent is being stalked. The author's objectives are unbiased, worthy, based upon realistic goals, and certainly will be achieved for those seeking out knowledge in this pivotal area.
Audience: Targeted toward mental health professionals, attorneys, judges, legislators, policymakers, educators, parents, and school officials, readers are given a solid framework for dealing with and managing children and adolescents who are either perpetrators or victims of stalking. The author is a highly credible, respected, and knowledgeable clinician and researcher in the mental healthcare field.
Features: The book is wonderfully organized through the use of illustrative case examples and noteworthy empirical data. A thorough discussion of the various factors associated with stalking behaviors, the risk of violence, victim impact, recommendations for managing stalking cases, and legal approaches highlight the need for increased involvement and for new directions in dealing with stalking.
Assessment: The author examines the social problem of stalking and provides readers not only with an understanding, awareness, and knowledge of the issue, but also with relevant research, pertinent recommendations, and the firm foundation to empower professionals with the means to explore new strategies for the prevention, intervention, and protection of children and adolescents. This is a timely and necessary addition to the field of mental health.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557987440
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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