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Title Reason to hope : a psychosocial perspective on violence & youth / edited by Leonard D. Eron, Jacquelyn H. Gentry & Peggy Schlegel
Edition 1st ed
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©1994


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 492 pages) : illustrations
Contents Theoretical and developmental perspectives on youth and violence / Debra J. Pepler and Ronald G. Slaby -- Sociocultural factors in the etiology and prevention of violence among ethnic minority youth / Hope M. Hill [and others] -- African Americans / W. Rodney Hammond and Betty R. Yung -- U.S. Latinos / Fernando I. Soriano -- Native Americans / Betty R. Yung and W. Rodney Hammond -- Asian/Pacific Island Americans / S. Andrew Chen and Reiko Homma True -- Girls and young women / Susan B. Sorensen and Patricia Bowie -- Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths / Anthony R. D'Augelli and Lawrence J. Dark -- Children with disabilities / Judith C. Levey and Vasilios K. Lagos -- The mass media and youth aggression / Edward Donnerstein, Ronald G. Slaby, and Leonard D. Eron -- Guns and youth / Leonard Berkowitz -- Mob violence : cultural-societal sources, instigators, group processes, and participants / Ervin Staub and Lori H. Rosenthal -- Juvenile gangs / Arnold P. Goldstein and Fernando I. Soriano -- Interventions for aggressive and antisocial children / Alan E. Kazdin -- Prevention and treatment of adolescent violence / Nancy G. Guerra, Patrick H. Tolan, and W. Rodney Hammond -- Interventions in family violence involving children and adolescents / Eva L. Feindler and Judith V. Becker -- The present status and future directions for psychological research on youth violence / Judith V. Becker [and others] -- Policy recommendations : prevention and treatment of youth violence / Ronald G. Slaby [and others]
Summary "Reason to Hope: A Psychosocial Perspective on Violence and Youth" proceeds from the empirically based conviction that violence is not inevitable. Current theory and epidemiological, clinical, and empirical data on violence among youth are examined to help researchers, practitioners, and policymakers make informed decisions about prevention and intervention. /// Experts in the field of violence explore: the etiology of youth violence from developmental and sociocultural perspectives; the experience of violence by ethnic groups and other vulnerable populations, such as gay and lesbian youth and youth with disabilities; the influence of societal factors such as media, guns, and gangs on violence among youth; the most promising, empirically supported preventive and rehabilitative interventions; [and] the most pressing needs for research and policy development in this area. /// By identifying individual and contextual factors influencing violence that are amenable to change, and by exloring how these factors can actually be changed, [this book] lays the groundwork for significant progress toward reducing violence among youth. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Issuing Body Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Youth with social disabilities -- United States
Violence -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Prevention
Juvenile delinquency -- Prevention.
Violence -- Psychological aspects.
Youth with social disabilities.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Eron, Leonard D.
Gentry, Jacquelyn H.
Schlegel, Peggy.
American Psychological Association.