ERIC Number: ED489342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Violence and Mental Health in Everyday Life: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Children and Adolescents
Flannery, Daniel J.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Clinical psychologist Daniel J. Flannery reveals the impact of violence and victimization in the lives of children and adolescents from a developmental perspective. He explores how young people experience violence in their everyday lives and how this impacts their mental health and ability to cope with challenges and crises. His case studies show the significance of these mental health issues for the individual, family, neighborhood, and community. He offers lists of professional resources, including web sites and readings related to violence and mental health. This book will be a valuable resource for parents, teachers, social workers, childcare workers, public health officials, police officers and others who interact every day with young people, to help them understand more about child development and how experiences with violence can affect development and daily life. After the Acknowledgements and Introduction, ten chapters follow: (1) Violence and Mental Health: Is Anything Normal Anymore?; (2) How Does the Brain Develop? Setting the Stage for Later Mental Health; (3) Are Children Born Violent or Do We Just Make Them That Way?; (4) It All Begins with Family; (5) It Happens Every Day in Every Way: Children Exposed to Violence; (6) The Challenge of Adolescence: Storm, Stress, or Just Plain Easy?; (7) Are Schools Safe? Violence in the Every Day lives of Children; (8) Violence and Mental Health: Two Birds of a Feather?; (9) Coping Means Dealing with Stress and Violence on a Daily Basis; and (10) Suggestions for Practice and Policy: How to Get Help if You Need It. Appended are (1)Additional Resources not Referenced in the Text. The following are also included: (1) References; (2) Index; and (3) About the Author.
Descriptors: Prevention, Intervention, Young Adults, Public Health, Mental Health, Child Development, Adolescents, Violence, Stress Variables, Case Studies, Family Environment, Brain
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Support Staff; Counselors; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
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