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NCJ Number: 165091 Find in a Library
Title: High-Risk Teenagers: Real Cases and Interception Strategies With Resistant Adolescents
Author(s): J A Farmer
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 93
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-05670-6
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After identifying factors in juvenile problem behaviors, this book uses real cases to profile intervention strategies that can be implemented by novice practitioners.
Abstract: The author first categorizes various dysfunctional adolescent behavioral patterns. This is followed by a discussion of the major causes and contributing factors in the development of adolescents who are at risk for problem behaviors. These include violence in the home, negative peer group influences, inadequate role models, substance abuse, exposure to media violence, child abuse, unrealistic dreams of having material wealth, nutrition, low self-esteem, and anger. Some of the causal theories considered are strain theory, differential-association theory, and labeling theory. Remaining chapters consider intervention strategies. One chapter focuses on the resistance dilemma, since often resistance must be overcome before any effective intervention can be achieved. Suggestions for overcoming resistance pertain to confidentiality, humor, using silence, distraction, and identification with the juvenile's problem. Other chapters discuss how to manage juvenile manipulators, the use of discipline and control, conflict resolution, and parent education designed to help parents prevent and manage adolescent problem behaviors. 43 references and a subject index
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Juvenile delinquency factors; Parent education
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