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Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk

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July 2009 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"The book's rich, relevant and comprehensive contributions from experienced writers make it a substantial resource for teaching, reference and research."

Mark Prever, trainer, writer and supervisor

"The needs and problems of young people are currently extremely topical and justify a dedicated textbook. The wide range of internationally renowned authors contributes to the strengths and diversity of this publication, enhancing its potential as a resource for students and professionals."

Jenny Pinfield, University of Worcester

This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. It provides a much needed practical resource for practitioners and students from a variety of helping professions.

Focussing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for addressing challenges and issues typically face by young people, such as:

- Depression, suicide and self-harm

- Substance Misuse

- Problematic Sexual Behaviour

- Marginalised Youth

- Mental Health Issues.

Throughout the book, multi-disciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics.

It will prove invaluable reading for students and practitioners working with young people, especially in the fields of youth work, social work, psychology, counselling, and education.

 
PART ONE - INTRODUCTION
Kathryn Geldard
Engaging young people in collaborative interventions
 
PART TWO - BUILDING ON STRENGTHS
David Geldard
The development of self-care behaviour
Ian Shochet, Rebecca Hoge, Astrid Wurfl
Building resilience in adolescents
Kathryn Geldard, Wendy Patton
Enhancing peer support
 
PART THREE - SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM
Alan Carr
Combating depression
Jude Sellen
Empowering young people who self-harm
Alan CarrPreventing suicide
PART FOUR - CONFRONTING BEHAVIOUR
Simon Hallsworth, Tara Young
Working with gangs and other delinquent groups
Fran Thompson, Neil Tippett, Peter K Smith
Prevention and responses to bullying
Daryl L Sharp, Robert E Cole, Carolyn E Kourofsky, Susan W Blaakman
Intervening with youth who engage in fire-lighting
 
PART FIVE - SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Brad Levingston, Jenny Melrose
Alcohol and young people
Richard Ives
Tackling the misuse of volatile substances
Scott W Henggeler, Cindy Schaeffer, Rocio Chang
Responding to the use of illicit drugs
 
PART SIX - SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
Susan Moore
Sexual health-related interventions
Ian Lambie
Adolescents with Sexual Behaviour Problems: Towards Positive and Healthy Relationships
 
PART SEVEN - MENTAL HEALTH
Renee Rienecke Hoste, Daniel le Grange
Addressing eating problems
Lee Richmond, Carole Rayburn
Responding to cult group membership
 
PART EIGHT - MARGINALISED YOUTH
Jan Foster
Understanding young people in care

A good read supplementry to original texts.

Mr James Dunn
Faculty of Enterprise and Innovation, Bucks New University
April 19, 2011

Recommended reading for Year 2 Foundation Degree students who are exploring SEN/AEN as part of their programme.

Mrs Janey Burrow
Business & Management Teacher Training, Bromley College of FE & HE
April 14, 2011

good reading assisted with assignment for the module.

Ms Angela House
Early Childhood Studies, Bishop Grosseteste College
February 21, 2011

A helpful source for practice with children and young people

Philip Gilligan
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
January 7, 2011

there is some useful information within this very practical book. the information is quite easy to access for practitioners and students. The book covers a wide range of topics and this means that the information given for any area is very limited. It could havve been more useful to cover a smaller range of topics in more detail.

Jean Hatton
community and international education, Huddersfield University
December 16, 2010

A text book that deals with the day to day issues that arise for practitioners in child and youth care field

Ms Karen Leonard
Humanities, Athlone Institute of Technology
September 20, 2010

An excellent resource for a variety of professionals working with young people.

Mr Phil Thomas
Please select your department, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
June 9, 2010

good overview is provided around recent isuses relatign to yougn people

Mr Lee Quinney
Health, sport and science, Glamorgan University
June 7, 2010

A clearly written and interesting book, but not what I thought it would be.

Dr John Devaney
School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work, Queen's University Belfast
December 4, 2009

Very good book. Very important contents. Very complete for my aims in my anti-social behavior course.

Dr Ricardo Barroso
Dept of Education & Psychology, Univ of Tras os Montes & Alto Dolto
November 18, 2009

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