ERIC Number: ED493743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence
Hardy, Kenneth V.; Laszloffy, Tracey A.
Offering a fresh perspective on treatment, this book presents an overarching framework and many specific strategies for working with violent youth and their families. The authors shed light on the complex interplay of individual, family, community, and societal forces that lead some adolescents to hurt others or themselves. Effective ways to address each of these factors in clinical and school settings are discussed and illustrated with evocative case material. The book provides essential guidance on connecting with aggressive teens and their parents and managing difficult situations that are likely to arise. The strengths-based interventions presented are applicable to a broad range of high-risk behaviors, from bullying and assault to substance abuse, self-mutilation, and suicidality. Following an introduction, this book is divided into two sections. Section I, The Model, contains the following chapters: (1) Adolescent Violence in a Sociocultural Context; (2) Devaluation; (3) Disruption of Community; (4) The Dehumanization of Loss; and (5) Rage. Section II, Strategies, contains the remaining chapters: (6) Adolescent Axioms: General Principles for Working with Adolescents; (7) Counteracting Devaluation; (8) The Restoration of Community; (9) Rehumanizing Loss; and (10) Rechanneling Rage. A concluding section, Final Reflections, is also presented.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Adolescents, Violence, Intervention, Socioeconomic Influences, Cultural Influences, Family Programs, Family Environment, Psychological Patterns, Community Influence, Aggression, Suicide, At Risk Persons, Bullying, Self Destructive Behavior, Mental Health
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