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NCJ Number: 185486 Find in a Library
Title: Violence in American Schools: A Practical Guide for Counselors
Editor(s): Daya Singh Sandhu Ed.D.; Cheryl Blalock Aspy Ph.D.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 434
Sponsoring Agency: American Counseling Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22304
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55620-222-9
Sale Source: American Counseling Assoc
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is intended to give school counselors the tools they need to prevent school violence, to identify those at risk of violent behavior, and to work with parents to ensure a consistent response to the problem of school violence.
Abstract: Articles of book contributors are organized according to six sections. The first section defines the nature of the problem of school violence and includes psychocultural profiles of violent students, violence prevention and intervention strategies, and a social ecology approach to school violence. The second section addresses the etiology of violent young people, with consideration paid to defining school violence victim subtypes, gender and race issues in school violence, and effects of the media on public perceptions of violent juvenile offenders. The third section describes school violence prevention strategies. Chapters emphasize the construction of nonviolent cultures, a systematic approach to violence prevention, violence prevention by promoting virtues, creative counseling strategies aimed at preventing school violence, training for school counselors, and anger management for young people. The fourth section discusses violence in special populations, with emphasis on adolescent suicide, aggression, violence related to homosexual and bisexual suicide, aggression, and hate crimes. The fifth section deals with violence intervention strategies targeting individual, family, school, and counselor training programs. The sixth and final section summarizes the preceding sections and discusses practical implications of violence prevention strategies. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Aggression; Bias related violence; Children at risk; Counseling techniques; Counseling training; Counselors; Crime in schools; Hate Crimes; Juvenile counseling; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile suicide; Juvenile victims; School security; Students; Victims of violent crime; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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