Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence

Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence


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Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence by Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Howard R. Spivak

Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice is a groundbreaking book that offers parents and teachers a primer for understanding and preventing the increasing incidents of physical violence--hazing, brutality, fighting, weapons, murder--by young girls. Written by Drs. Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Howard R. Spivak—the renowned Harvard- and Tufts-based experts on preventing youth violence—this important book offers a plan to help our daughters become strong, confident, powerful, and independent young women without being violent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787985912
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/04/2006
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Both of these authors are famous educators, researchers, and hard-nosed activists in the field of preventing youth violence, with a proven track record of great success in the field, and national visibility in major broadcast and print media, including frequent appearances on Good Morning America, Nightline, the PBS News Hour, ABC News, the New York Times, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Deborah Prothrow-Stith M.D. is Associate Dean for faculty development and Professor of public health practice at the Harvard University School of Public Health. Dr. Smith is also Commissioner for the Department of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and, with Dr. Spivak, one of the leaders in the famous Boston Youth vioilence prevention program as documented in the JB/Wiley professional book Murder is No Accident. Howard R. Spivak M.D. is Chief of the division of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine and Vice President for community health programs at New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Professor of pediatrics and community health at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Janet Reno).


Part One: Understanding the Challenge.

1. We Have a Problem.

2. Hidden Aggression Becomes Outward Violence.

3. Facts and Figures.

4. Risk Factors and Protective Factors.

5. Feminization of the Superhero.

Part Two: Taking On the Challenge.

6. Tips for Parents.

7. Tips for Teachers and Schools.

8. What Communities Can Do.

9. A Call to Action.



About the Authors.


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"This provides answers."
—Bill Cosby

"This book provides solid insights and suggestions as to steps we must take to address girl violence before it gets out of hand. I applaud the authors’ work, commitment, and their heartfelt and practical advice."
—From the Foreword by Janet Reno

"This book is a much-needed wake-up call for everyone who still believes that violence is something girls just don’t do. Parents and teachers both will be grateful for its insights into how to identify negative influences and what adults can do to help."
—Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children’s Defense Fund

"A timely book! The authors warn of the distressing increase in violence among girls. Their recommendations can help parents and policymakers stem the tide of this frightening trend."
—Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, Massachusetts

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