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Violence and Mental Health in Everyday Life

Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Children and Adolescents

Daniel J. Flannery

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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. « less more »
AltaMira Press
Pages: 208Size: 6 3/8 x 9 1/4
978-0-7591-0491-4 • Hardback • November 2005 • $94.00 • (£65.00)
978-0-7591-0492-1 • Paperback • November 2005 • $33.00 • (£22.95)
978-0-7591-1451-7 • eBook • November 2005 • $32.99 • (£22.95)
Daniel J. Flannery is Professor & Director of the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence at Kent State University, Ohio. His research expertise includes a focus on risk and protective factors in delinquency and violence prevention, as well as investigations of how parent-child and parent-adolescent relationships impact early adolescent problem behavior.
1 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
2 INTRODUCTION
3 CHAPTER 1: Violence and Mental Health: Is Anything Normal Anymore?
4 CHAPTER 2: How Does the Brain Develop? Setting the Stage for Later Mental Health
5 CHAPTER 3: Are Children Born Violent or Do We Just Make Them That Way?
6 CHAPTER 4: It All Begins with Family: Socialization, Violence, and Mental Health
7 CHAPTER 5: It Happens Every Day in Every Way: Children Exposed to Violence
8 CHAPTER 6: The Challenge of Adolescence: What's all the Storm and Stress About?
9 CHAPTER 7: Are Schools Any Safer Today? Violence in the Everyday Lives of Children
10 CHAPTER 8: Violence and Mental Health: Two Birds of a Feather
11 CHAPTER 9: Coping Means Dealing with Stress and Violence on a Daily Basis
12 CHAPTER 10:Suggestions for Practice and Policy: How to Get Help When You Need It
13 APPENDIX A:Additional resources not referenced in the text
14 REFERENCES
15 INDEX
16 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Violence and Mental Health in Every Day Life is an extremely well documented and very easy to read and understand publication on the behavior of children and youth. It is a must read for anyone interested in the well being of children.
William Modzeleski, Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools


Recommended. All readers; all levels.
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Our youth live in a complex world in which they are introduced and exposed to many things?some good, some not so good. Dr. Flannery's approach to those everyday, as well as exceptional experiences involving 'violence' provides a tangible, user-friendly perspective that includes not only research and scientific data, but also personal, everyday events to help us relate to the challenges of preventing and intervening in the issues of violence and mental health among our children and adolescents....
Carol Voorhees, L.C.S.W., Associated Behavior Consultants


Our youth live in a complex world in which they are introduced and exposed to many things—some good, some not so good. Dr. Flannery's approach to those everyday, as well as exceptional experiences involving 'violence' provides a tangible, user-friendly perspective that includes not only research and scientific data, but also personal, everyday eventsto help us relate to the challenges of preventing and intervening in the issues of violence and mental health among our children and adolescents.
Carol Voorhees, L.C.S.W., Associated Behavior Consultants


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