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Nurturing Nonviolent Children: A Guide for Parents, Educators, and Counselors
     

Nurturing Nonviolent Children: A Guide for Parents, Educators, and Counselors

by Elsie Jones-Smith
 

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

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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.

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"Jones-Smith (a clinical psychologist and counselor educator) offers an important, well-written account of how parents and educators can become more directly involved in the management of children's violent behavior—a strategy not as strongly addressed in national programs and policies. This eminently readable book is more than a simple how-to account for the nurturing of nonviolent behavior. It also introduces readers to the history of scientific studies of attachment behavior and other contemporary theories of anger and defiance in children. Jones-Smith's careful juxtaposition of theory and recommended actions results in a volume that is useful not only to parents and educators but also to college students interested in the application of development theory in family and social settings. The volume should also appeal to health professionals interested in updating their knowledge of developmental research in this area. Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; professionals; general readers." - Choice

"Nurturing Nonviolent Children: A Guide For Parents, Educators and Counselors offers parents and libraries catering to them a fine blend of social issues assessment, health and parenting skills by a longtime psychologist and counselor who is also a parent and past teacher. This volume focuses on research and case histories alike, discussing the growing problem of youth violence, its causes, and how adults can use specific strategies to nurture nonviolence as a lifestyle. The blend of social issues assessment, psychology and parenting techniques offers a satisfying blend of research-based self-help techniques perfect for both school and public libraries." - Midwest Book Review

"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. . . . Jones-Smith offers research and vignettes that enable the reader to recognize the growing problem of youth violence, understand its causes, and help adults closest to children utilize techniques to nurture nonviolence as a way of life. She offers practical information, such as why a child may try to harm another and what to do when a child is angry." - Family Therapy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275984038
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Series:
International Contributions in Psychology Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet 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.

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