Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence


"Many books seek to explain adolescent aggression by focusing either on individual psychological problems or on environmental factors, such as violent video games or access to guns. This one takes a crucial step further to explore the complex interplay of individual, family, community, and societal forces that lead some adolescents to hurt others or themselves. Offering a fresh perspective on treatment, the volume sets forth an overarching framework and numerous specific strategies for working with at-risk teens and their families. Drawing on extensive research and clinical experience, the authors identify four critical factors that foster violence among youth: devaluation, erosion of community, dehumanized loss, and rage. Effective ways to address each of these factors in clinical and school settings are described and illustrated with evocative case material." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005


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