This book empowers parents, educators, and counselors to prevent youth violence by teaching the thinking skills necessary for children and teens to deal with anger and frustration in healthy, productive ways. A longtime psychologist and counselor - as well as parent and past teacher - Jones-Smith offers research and vignettes to recognize the growing problem of youth violence, understand its causes, and help adults closest to children know techniques to nurture non-violence as a way of life. She offers practical information like why a child may try to harm another and what to do when a child is angry. And, she also presents tips for parents, teachers, and counselors, including teaching children impulse control and anger management, teaching natural consequences, and instilling empathy, the antidote to violence.
|Publisher:||Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated|
|Series:||International Contributions in Psychology Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Elsie Jones-Smith is Clinical Psychologist, Counselor Educator, and President of the Strength-Based Institute, which provides consultation to organizations dealing with youth suffering from problems including drug and alcohol addiction. She is a fellow of two divisions of the American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology and the division on Ethnic Minority Issues. She has been a professor at Temple University, Michigan State University, University of Buffalo, and Boston University. Jones-Smith has served on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, and Counselor Education and Supervision. She served 18 years as an Education Consultant for violence-prevention in New York schools. She holds dual PhDs - in Clinical Psychology and Counselor Education - and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.