Child Behavioral and Parenting Challenges for Advanced Practice Nurses: A Reference for Front-line Health Care Providers

Child Behavioral and Parenting Challenges for Advanced Practice Nurses: A Reference for Front-line Health Care Providers

by Mary E. Muscari


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826120588
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Mary Muscari,
is a pediatric nurse practitioner, psychiatric clinical specialist, forensic nursing clinical specialist, and a criminologist, who combines her unique educational background with over 40 years’ experience in working with a wide variety of children and adolescents.

She has taught nursing since 1988, first at Luzerne Community College (1988-1992), University of Scranton (1997-1004) and Binghamton University
(2007–present), where she is establishing a forensic nursing course. Dr. Muscari has worked clinically as a PNP in a variety of environments and has served on the PA Sex Offender Assessment Board (2005–present) and as a private consultant on child health/mental health, parenting and forensic issues. Dr. Muscari has published several nursing books including Pediatric Nursing Review (4 editions) andAdvanced Pediatric Clinical Assessment (2001); and five consumer books includingEverything Parents Guide to Raising Adolescent Girl (2008)s; Everything Parents Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys (2008);Let Kids be Kids: Rescuing Childhood (2006); Not My Kid: 21 Steps to Raising a Non-Violent Kid (2002) and N ot My Kid 2: Protecting Your Children from the 21 Threats of the 21st Century (2004).

Table of Contents




1 Adolescent Angst

2 Adolescent Relationship Abuse

3 Aggression and Violence

4 Animal Cruelty

5 Anxiety and Fear

6 Asphyxial Games

7 Bullying

8 Cyberdelinquency

9 Cybervictimization

10 Dangerous Driving

11 Depression and Suicidal Ideation

12 Disordered Eating and Body Image

13 Firesetting

14 Gambling

15 Gang Membership

16 Hoarding

17 Hyperactivity


19 Missing Children

20 Mood Dysregulation

21 Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

22 Sexual Aggression

23 Sexual Victimization

24 Stalking

25 Status Offense Behaviors

26 Substance Abuse

27 Technology Dependence

28 Toxic Stress

29 Transition Age Youth

30 Traumatic Stress


A Developmental Milestones Chart

B Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17

C Crisis Intervention: A Quick Guide for Health Care Professionals

D Motivational Interviewing

E Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mini-Guide


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