ERIC Number: ED256975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Delinquency, Child Abuse, and Suggestions to Stomp Out Violence.
Neely, Margery A.
Studies have traced a possible link between patterns of family interaction, faulty socialization, child abuse, and delinquent behavior. Counselors can respond to the needs of society to reduce violence by their access to the research on human development and in their work with families and children. Some types of discipline and parental attitudes are more effective than others in forestalling antisocial behavior. Firm, consistent, warm role models who show how to communicate verbally during times of conflict and stress are important. Both parents must agree to use no violence and to share authority in the family. Good communication skills, such as active listening and family negotiations, should be taught and modeled. Children must be taught how to reduce stress, how to think about their thoughts, how to exercise self-control, and how to generate alternative ways of responding to conflicts. (A table of suggestions to eliminate violence is included which outlines the need for sexual equality, health protection, interpersonal skill training, social action, treating others with dignity, changes in laws, and providing experiences with nurturant adults for children.) (NRB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (New York, NY, April 2-5, 1985).