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ERIC Number: ED491346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 227
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5322-X
Assessing and Managing Violence Risk in Juveniles
Borum, Randy; Verhaagen, David
Guilford Publications
Highly practical and accessible, this is an indispensable resource for any mental health practitioner working with adolescents at risk for violent behavior. Presented is a comprehensive framework for evaluating justice-involved youth or those whose behavior in school, therapy sessions, or other contexts raises concern about violence. Detailed case examples illustrate the authors' scientifically grounded approach to selecting appropriate instruments, analyzing and communicating assessment results, and designing effective interventions. Special problems addressed include bullying, sexual aggression, fire setting, and homicide. The book also provides foundational knowledge on the development of aggressive conduct problems and examines their connections to other emotional and behavioral disorders. This book is divided into three parts: Part I, Understanding Youth Violence, contains the first three chapters: (1) Trends and Processes in Youth Violence; (2) Risk Factors for Youth Violence; and (3) Mental/Behavioral Disorders and Violent Behavior. Part II, Conducting Violence Risk Assessments with Juveniles, presents the next group of chapters: (4) Process and Principles; (5) Psychological Tests and Assessment Instruments; (6) Special Considerations in Assessing Risk for Targeted Violence; (7) Report Writing and Risk Communication; and (8) Special Topics in Youth Violence. Part III, Treatment and Intervention, presents the final two chapters: (9) Research-Based Principles for Reducing Violence Risk; and (10) Effective Intervention Plans. [This book was published by Guilford Publications.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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