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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 First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1994]
copyright 1994
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Description 1 online resource ( xviii, 492 pages : illustrations)
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
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Youth with social disabilities -- United States.
Violence -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Prevention.
Psychology, Adolescent.
Juvenile Delinquency -- psychology.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Eron, Leonard D.
Gentry, Jacquelyn H.
Schlegel, Peggy.
American Psychological Association.