Handbook of Prevention and Treatment with Children and Adolescents. Intervention in the Real World Context

  • ID: 2209840
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 672 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Practical and insightful strategies to help children thrive in adverse living conditions

Clinicians striving to intervene and provide treatment for children living under adverse circumstances often find themselves fighting a losing battle with forces beyond their control drugs, disease, violence, and poverty which reflect the everyday reality for these children and their families. In Handbook of Prevention and Treatment with Children and Adolescents, internationally recognized experts lay out state–of–the–art, empirically evaluated intervention strategies that deal directly with the sociodemographic forces that promote dysfunction and undermine treatment outcomes. Focusing on the issues and challenges faced by clinicians, this groundbreaking book provides practical, real–world solutions designed to mitigate the influence of negative environmental factors.

Coverage includes:

  • The destructive influence of poverty and other social ills on child development
  • Specific intervention formats and settings from individual treatment to school– and community–based programs
  • Particular problem areas and psychiatric disorders
  • Early intervention and preventive approaches for such behavioral issues as substance abuse, antisocial behavior, and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Recommendations for treatment of specific psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and posttraumatic stress
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Prevention and Treatment with Children and Adolescents in the Real World Context (R. Ammerman and M. Hersen).


Children in Poverty (R. Bradley and L. Whiteside–Maxwell).

Children and the Community (F. Barry and J. Garbarino).


Individual and Group Interventions (C. Larroque and R. Hendren).

Residential Services for Children and Adolescents (S. Spreat and R. Jampol).

Interventions in the School and Community (G. Bogat and L. Jason).


Early Intervention with Young At–Risk Children and Their Families (C. Dunst and C. Trivette).

Smoking (J. Elder, et al.).

Substance Use and Abuse (J. Hawkins, et al.).

Conduct Disorders and Antisocial Behavior (R. Prinz and C. Connell).

Mental Health (E. Dubow, et al.).

Health Promotion (C. Johnson, et al.).

Unintentional Injury and Child Abuse and Neglect (D. Brown and L. Peterson).

Sexual Abuse (S. Wurtele).

AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (S. Schinke and K. Cole).


Depressive Disorders (L. Mufson and D. Moreau).

Anxiety Disorders (L. Hagopian and T. Ollendick).

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder (M. DeBellis).

Mental Retardation and Developmental Disorders (G. Watson and A. Gross).

Conduct Disorder (M. Dadds).

Attention–Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A. Anastopoulos).

Eating Disorders (J. Mizes and T. Palermo).

Substance–Related Disorders (J. Westermeyer).

Author Index.

Subject Index.
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ROBERT T. AMMERMAN, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Staff Psychologist at the Children′s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. He has authored more than seventy–five papers and book chapters. Dr. Ammerman is also a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

MICHEL HERSEN, PhD, is Professor and Dean of the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University. He has authored and edited numerous books, journals, and articles in the field of assessment.
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