- School violence: Assessment, management, prevention
Author: Shafii, M., & Shafii, S. L. (Eds.)
Publisher: Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press
ABSTRACT: Investigates the assessment, management, and prevention of school violence in the US through a collection of articles written by leading clinicians, researchers, school counselors, and legal authorities who closely examine various aspects of this complex epidemic. Part 1 discusses the multiple contributing factors in creating violent children and violence-prone schools. Part 2 details the diagnostic assessment, management, and treatment of children and adolescents who have the potential for or have threatened school violence. Part 3 presents the legal aspects of school violence offering a uniquely insightful view by a plaintiff attorney for the victims of school violence. Part 4 details effective prevention measures from innovative treatment techniques to the teaching of tolerance and conflict resolution. The author maintains that school violence is one of today's most disturbing issues.
- Youth violence: Theory, prevention, and intervention
Author: Seifert, K.
Publisher: New York: Springer
ABSTRACT: This book investigates the existing evidence-based and promising practices for assessment, prevention, and intervention with youth at risk for violent behaviors and shows ways that programs for such youth can improve. The book addresses the theoretical underpinnings of youth violence from the perspectives of psychology and neurobiology, describes different types of violence, includes the latest research on "what works" in prevention and treatment, and examines connections between substance abuse, familial and community violence, and school failure in promoting violence in adolescents. Youth Violence is a comprehensive yet highly readable volume for mental health and social service professionals who work with youth and families, and violence researchers.
- Youth violence: Sex and race differences in offending, victimization, and gang membership
Author: Esbensen, F., Peterson, D., Taylor, T., & Freng, A.
Publisher: Temple University
ABSTRACT: Violence by and against youth continues to be one of the most challenging subjects facing criminologists. In this comprehensive and integrated analysis of the interrelationships of youth violence, violent victimization, and gang membership, Finn-Aage Esbensen, Dana Peterson, Terrance J. Taylor and Adrienne Freng seek to understand what causes youth violence and what can be done about it. Using the results from an inclusive study they conducted of eighth-graders in eleven American cities, the authors examine how the nature, etiology, and intersections of youth violence are structured by both sex and race/ethnicity.
- Children in danger: Coping with the consequences of community violence
Author: Garbarino, J. (Ed.), Dubrow, N., Kostelny, K., & Pardo, C.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
ABSTRACT: Examines the threat to childhood development posed by living amid chronic community violence, and shows caregiving adults such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and counselors how they can work together to help children while they are still children--before they become angry, aggressive adults.
- Break the cycle: Empowering youth to end domestic violence
Organization: Break the Cycle
Contact us page: http://www.breakthecycle.org/contact
ABSTRACT: Break the Cycle provides comprehensive dating abuse prevention programs exclusively to young people. This organization aims to engage, educate, and empower young people to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.
- Warning Signs
Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
ABSTRACT: The APA's mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. This website focuses on the warning signs of youth violence, what parents and professionals can do to prevent youth violence, as well as links to resources around youth violence.
- Youth as Resources
Organization: Center for Youth as Resources; National Crime Prevention Council
Type of Site: organization
Contact: 202-261-4131; firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: Youth as Resources is a community-based program that provides small grants to young people to design and carry out service projects that address social problems and contribute to significant community change. YAR programs are governed by local boards of youth and adults responsible for grant-making. Through projects whose costs are affordable to any community, young people in classrooms, neighborhood centers, youth organizations, community foundations, and clubs tackle a range of social issues that concern them — from health, housing, education, and the environment to drug abuse, gangs, illiteracy, and crime.
- An ecological perspective on the effects of violence on children
Author: Garbarino, J.
Journal: Journal of Community Psychology Volume: 29
ABSTRACT: Focuses on the processes and conditions that transform the "developmental challenge" of violence into developmental harm in some children. The author discusses in an ecological framework for understanding child and youth development the following themes: (1) an accumulation of risk model for understanding how and when children suffer the most adverse consequences of exposure to community violence and exceed the limits of resilience; (2) the concept of "social maps" as the product of childhood experience; and (3) the concept of trauma as a philosophical wound.
- Risk and direct protective factors for youth violence: Results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
Author: Bernat, D. H., Oakes, J. M., Pettingell, S. L., & Resnick, M.
Journal: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 43, Issue 2, Supplement 1
ABSTRACT: Purpose To assess whether determinants of violence operate as risk factors, direct protective factors, or both during adolescence and young adulthood. Methods Data from participants in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, aged 13 years at Wave 1, were analyzed. Individual, family, school, peer, and community factors during adolescence (Wave 1 ; age 13 years) were examined as predictors of violence involvement during adolescence (Wave 2 ; age 14 years) and in young adulthood (Wave 3 [2001-2002]; ages 18-20 years). Results Twelve percent of participants aged 14 years and 8% of participants aged 18-20 years reported serious violence involvement during the past 12 months. Bivariate analyses revealed risk and direct protective factors for violence at both time points. Risk for violence at age 14 years was increased by earlier attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, low school connectedness, low grade-point average, and high peer delinquency. Direct protective factors for youth violence at age 14 years included low ADHD symptoms, low emotional distress, high educational aspirations, and high grade-point averages. Bivariate analyses showed a lower risk of violence among youth aged 18-20 years who reported low peer delinquency at age 13 years. Multiple logistic regression analyses predicting violence involvement showed direct protective effects for low ADHD symptoms and low emotional distress at age 14 years, and a direct protective effect for low peer delinquency at ages 18–20 years, after controlling for demographic characteristics. Conclusions Findings suggest that violence involvement remains difficult to predict but indicate the importance of assessing both risk and direct protective factors for understanding violent behavior.