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NCJ Number: 184965 Find in a Library
Title: Two Sides of the Coin: Multilevel Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Youth Violent Behavior (From Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy, P 47-72, 1999, Daniel J. Flannery and C. Ronald Huff, eds. -- See NCJ-184963)
Author(s): Dennis D. Embry Ph.D.; Daniel J. Flannery Ph.D.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Sale Source: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter outlines an integrative strategy for public policy regarding prevention and treatment of violent behavior among youth.
Abstract: The chapter emphasizes the need for close coordination between prevention and intervention efforts in addressing the problem of youth violence. Intervention literature discusses psychotropic medication, family systems, diagnostic labels, genetic influence on receptor sites and psychometric measures. The prevention literature speaks of self-esteem, neighborhoods, bad peers, resiliency, school failure, conflict resolution, anger management and mentoring. While these approaches create an illusion of unrelated causation, the domains are actually closely related. The article suggests that prevention and intervention programs in school settings are most likely to be effective if the programs are deeply embedded in the daily social interactions of students, staff and families and alter the school climate or culture. The article describes prevention and intervention approaches at the family and neighborhood levels. Table, figure, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Home environment; Literature; Research uses in policymaking; Violence; Violence causes; Violence prediction; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
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