Understanding Girls Problem Behavior

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ISBN: 1119996074
Release Date: 2011-05-23
Number of pages: 252
Author: Margaret Kerr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Understanding Girls Problem Behavior in PDF and EPUB Understanding Girls' Problem Behavior presents an overview of recent studies by leading researchers into key aspects of the development of problem behavior in girls. Integrates interdisciplinary research into girls’ problem behaviors (e.g. aggression, antisocial behavior, rule breaking) Unique in seeking to understand girls’ problem behaviors in their own right Follows the maturing girl from adolescence to adulthood, concluding at the point where she herself becomes a parent and forms new relationships Gives attention to the critical contexts of problem behavior development—society and neighborhood, as well as family and peer contexts

Girls at Risk

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ISBN: 9781461441304
Release Date: 2012-08-04
Number of pages: 190
Author: Anna-Karin Andershed
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Girls at Risk in PDF and EPUB Until recently, boys and men provided the template by which problem behaviors in girls and women were measured. With the shift to studying female development and adjustment through female perspectives comes a need for knowledge of trajectories of at-risk girls’ behavior as they mature. Girls at Risk: Swedish Longitudinal Research on Adjustment fills this gap accessibly and compassionately. Its lifespan approach relates the pathologies of adolescence to later outcomes as girls grow up to have relationships, raise families, and take on adult roles in society. Coverage is balanced between internalizing behaviors, traditionally considered to be more common among females, and externalizing ones, more common among males. The book's detailed review of findings includes several major longitudinal studies of normative and clinical populations, and the possibility of early maturation as a risk factor for pathology is discussed in depth. Contributors not only emphasize "what works" in intervention and prevention but also identify emerging issues in assessment and treatment. An especially powerful concluding chapter raises serious questions about how individuals in the healing professions perceive their mission, and their clients. Although the studies are from one country—Sweden—the situations, and their potential for successful intervention, transcend national boundaries, including: • Adolescent and adult implications of pubertal timing. • Eating disorders and self-esteem. • Prevention of depressive symptoms. • Understanding violence in girls with substance problems. • Lifespan continuity in female aggression and violence. • A life-course perspective in girls' criminality. With insights beyond the beaten path, Girls at Risk provides a wealth of information for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology; psychiatry; education; social work; psychotherapy and counseling; and public health.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

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ISBN: 9781461475576
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Number of pages: 211
Author: Patrick H. Tolan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Disruptive Behavior Disorders in PDF and EPUB Aggressive behavior among children and adolescents has confounded parents and perplexed professionals—especially those tasked with its treatment and prevention—for countless years. As baffling as these behaviors are, however, recent advances in neuroscience focusing on brain development have helped to make increasing sense of their complexity. Focusing on their most prevalent forms, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorders advances the understanding of DBD on a number of significant fronts. Its neurodevelopmental emphasis within an ecological approach offers links between brain structure and function and critical environmental influences and the development of these specific disorders. The book's findings and theories help to differentiate DBD within the contexts of normal development, non-pathological misbehavior and non-DBD forms of pathology. Throughout these chapters are myriad implications for accurate identification, effective intervention and future cross-disciplinary study. Key issues covered include: Gene-environment interaction models. Neurobiological processes and brain functions. Callous-unemotional traits and developmental pathways. Relationships between gender and DBD. Multiple pathways of familial transmission. Disruptive Behavior Disorders is a groundbreaking resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, psychiatry, educational psychology, prevention science, child mental health care, developmental psychology and social work.

Understanding and Addressing Girls Aggressive Behaviour Problems

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ISBN: 9781554588732
Release Date: 2013-10-30
Number of pages: 230
Author: Debra Pepler
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

Download and read online Understanding and Addressing Girls Aggressive Behaviour Problems in PDF and EPUB Understanding and Addressing Girls’ Aggressive Behaviour Problems reflects a major shift in understanding children’s aggressive-behaviour problems. Researchers used to study what went wrong with a troubled child and needed to be fixed; we now aim to understand what is going wrong in children’s relationships that might create, exacerbate, and maintain aggressive-behaviour problems in childhood and adolescence. In this volume, leading researchers in the aggression field examine how problems develop for boys and girls in relationships and how we can help children to develop healthy relationships. Individual chapters explore biological and social contexts, including physical health and relationship problems that might underlie the development of aggressive behaviour problems. The impact of relationships on girls’ development is illustrated to be particularly important for Aboriginal girls. Contributors discuss prevention and intervention strategies that help aggressive children build the requisite skills and relationship capacities and also shift dynamics within critical social contexts, such as the family, peer group, classroom, and school. The support of healthy development not only of children but of their parents and other important adults in their lives, including teachers has been shown to be effective in reducing the burden of suffering associated with aggression among children and adolescents—for youth themselves as well as their families, peers, schools, communities, and society.

The Disappearing Girl

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ISBN: 9781440626975
Release Date: 2006-02-28
Number of pages: 272
Author: Lisa Machoian
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Disappearing Girl in PDF and EPUB Adults are increasingly concerned about the rising rate of depression in teenage girls and the frequency of alarming behaviors including wild conduct, explosive outbursts, back talking, sexual escapades, drug experimentation, and even cutting, eating disorders, and suicide attempts. The Disappearing Girl, the first book on depression in teenage girls, helps parents understand: • Why silence reflects a girl’s desperate wish for inclusion, not isolation • Subtle differences between teen angst and problem behavior • Vulnerabilities in dating, friendships, school, and families • How, if untreated, girls will carry feelings of helplessness, anger, and depression into adulthood Dr. Machoian also offers conversation topics to help girls navigate mixed messages, develop their identity, make healthy decisions, and build resilience that will empower them throughout life, as well as helping parents manage their own frustration.

Moving into Adolescence

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ISBN: 9781351504379
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Number of pages: 457
Author: Roberta G. Simmons
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Moving into Adolescence in PDF and EPUB From the sociological point of view, adolescence traditionally has been described as a period of physical maturity and social immaturity. Adolescents reach physical adulthood before they are capable of functioning well in adult social roles. The disjunction between physical capabilities and socially allowed independence and power and the concurrent status ambiguities are viewed as stressful for the adolescent in modern Western society. It has been assumed that the need to disengage from parents during these years will result in high levels of rebellion and parent-child conflict. Moving into Adolescence follows students as they make a major life course transition from childhood into early adolescence.Substantial controversy has been generated within the behavioral sciences concerning the difficulty of adolescence as a transitional period. On the one hand, there are those who characterize the period as an exceptionally and necessarily stressful time in the life course. On the other hand, many investigators treat this view of adolescence as their straw man. To them, the supposed tumult of adolescence is just that--supposed and mythical. The purpose of this book is to study the transition from childhood into early and middle adolescence in order to investigate change along a wide variety of psychosocial dimensions with a particular focus on the self-image.The authors investigate the impact of timing of pubertal change and also the movement from an intimate, elementary school context into a large-scale secondary school environment. The first major movement into a large-scale organizational context may cause difficulty for the child, as may the dramatic changes of puberty. In addition, gender differences and changes in gender differences are studied. Both short- and long-term consequences of transition are examined focusing on is the role of pubertal change and school transition.

African American Girls

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ISBN: 144190090X
Release Date: 2009-07-24
Number of pages: 178
Author: Faye Z. Belgrave
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online African American Girls in PDF and EPUB Over the past 15 years, I have had the opportunityto conduct research and interv- tion programming with African American girls. Several of my graduate students, mostly African American women, pursuing their doctorates in psychology worked closely with me in this work. We have conducted hundreds of literature reviews, read many journal articles and reports, published many papers, and engaged over a thousand African American adolescent girls in a cultural curriculum speci?cally designed for them. This book was written to summarize this work and was c- ceived to be an educational resource for diverse audiences who work with African American girls including: (1) researchers who conduct research and intervention programming; (2) professionals who work with African American adolescent girls such as teachers, social workers, prevention specialists, therapists and counselors, and mental health workers; and (3) a general audience of persons with an interest in African American adolescent female’s well-being and developmentsuch as parents, community leaders, girl’s group leaders (i. e. , Girl Scout leaders), and church and spiritual leaders. This book is both descriptive and practical. Each chapter covers the most current literature on African American adolescent girls, and reviews and discusses ways in which they are similar to and unique from girls in other ethnic groups and from African American boys. An understanding of who they are and how they function allows us to make recommendations about ways to support these girls and to re- cus and/or strengthen already positive attributes.

Understanding Girl Bullying and What to Do About It

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ISBN: 9781452272917
Release Date: 2009-03-24
Number of pages: 152
Author: Julaine E. Field
Publisher: Corwin Press

Download and read online Understanding Girl Bullying and What to Do About It in PDF and EPUB This book covers the causes and characteristics of girl bullying; outlines assessment, prevention, and intervention methods; and provides an original 10-session curriculum for small groups.

Risks and Problem Behaviors in Adolescence

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ISBN: 9781135680893
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Number of pages: 364
Author: Richard M. Lerner
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Risks and Problem Behaviors in Adolescence in PDF and EPUB First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding Child Behavior Disorders

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ISBN: UOM:39015056914206
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 462
Author: Donna M. Gelfand
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

Download and read online Understanding Child Behavior Disorders in PDF and EPUB This book will of interest to both social workers and psychologists as it assists professionals to understand child behaviour.It provides a comprehensive information on child development and child psychology.This revised edition has been updated.

A Development Study of the Behavior Problems of Normal Children Between Twenty one Months and Fourteen Years

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Release Date: 1962
Number of pages: 221
Author: Jean Walker Macfarlane
Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Delinquent Girls

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ISBN: 1461404150
Release Date: 2011-10-17
Number of pages: 204
Author: Shari Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Delinquent Girls in PDF and EPUB Traditionally, delinquent girls were considered an anomaly, a rare phenomenon attracting little scholarly notice. Today, more than one in four youth offenders is female, and researchers and practitioners alike are quickly turning their attention and resources to address this challenging situation. Delinquent Girls: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation synthesizes what is known about girls involved in delinquent behavior and their experiences at different points in the juvenile justice system. This breakthrough volume adds to the understanding of this population by offering empirical analysis not only of how these behaviors develop but also about what is being done to intervene. Employing multiple theoretical models, qualitative and quantitative data sources, law enforcement records, and insights across disciplines, leading scholars review causes and correlates; the roles of family and peers; psychological and legal issues; policy changes resulting in more arrests of young women; and evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies. Each chapter covers its subject in depth, providing theory, findings, and future directions. Important topics addressed include: Narrowing the gender gap – trends in girls’ delinquency. Girls at the intersection of juvenile justice, criminal justice, and child welfare. Trauma exposure, mental health issues, and girls’ delinquency. Beyond the stereotypes: girls in gangs. Intervention programs for at-risk and court-involved girls. Implications for practice and policy. With its broad scope and solution-oriented focus, Delinquent Girls: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation is a must-have volume for researchers, professionals, graduate students, and social policy experts in clinical child and school psychology, social work, juvenile justice, criminology, developmental psychology, and sociology.

Black Girls and Adolescents Facing the Challenges

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ISBN: 9781440830549
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Number of pages: 426
Author: Catherine Fisher Collins
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Black Girls and Adolescents Facing the Challenges in PDF and EPUB This one-of-a kind book challenges the current thinking about black girls to show how America has failed them—and what can be done to make their lives better. • Provides the first research work on this topic • Covers health (physical, mental, and sexual), education, crime/criminal justice, and parenting as they affect black teen girls and adolescents • Features contributors from a broad range of fields, including psychology, biology, criminal justice, sociology, spirituality, law, medicine, and popular culture • Examines characteristics of at-risk girls and the lure of the "bad girl" image • Clarifies what parents/mentors and others can do to help these girls and teens live happy, healthy, more rewarding lives

The Development and Treatment of Girlhood Aggression

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ISBN: 9781135640941
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Number of pages: 336
Author: Debra J. Pepler
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online The Development and Treatment of Girlhood Aggression in PDF and EPUB After decades of neglect, researchers have begun to focus attention on the development and outcomes of girlhood aggression. This comprehensive volume provides an account of some of the pioneering research in the field. Its central aims are to highlight current understanding, identify key components for preventing and treating the complex array of problems experienced by aggressive girls, and raise new questions for future research. The perspectives presented by the authors highlight the diverse factors that moderate the emergence of aggression while offering insight into how to target that aggression at various stages of development. The problem is presented as a continuum from normative forms of behavior to extreme and serious attacks. The importance of relationships--particularly family relationships--is a theme that permeates the entire volume. A growing body of research indicates that aggression in girls is a predictor of long-term psychological, social, academic, health, and intergenerational problems. The knowledge provided by the authors has tremendous potential to inform practice with troubled girls, their families, and support systems.