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The Teenage Brain

by Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt

Drawing on her research, knowledge, and clinical experience, internationally respected neurologist—and mother of two boys—Frances E. Jensen, MD, offers a revolutionary look at the adolescent brain, providing...


Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media's Effect on Children and What to Do About It

by Bill Ratner

Bill Ratner, a long-time Hollywood insider and voice of their movie trailers, explores with in-depth research the change in advertising since 1982 and what children are currently exposed to. As a parent, educator,...


Understanding Adolescents for Helping Professionals

by LCPC Avidan Milevsky PhD

Promotes an in-depth understanding of adolescent development that can be immediately applied to effective treatment

Adolescence is a distinct and complex stage of development, and successful interventions with...


The Health Care Setting as a Context for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse: A Special Issue of Children's Health Care

by Keith L. Kaufman

This special issue was designed to explore the role of health care professionals in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment. The initial five articles were solicited to enhance our understanding...


Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

by Laurence Steinberg

A leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more successful kids.

Adolescence now lasts longer than ever...


Evaluating Systems of Care: The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program. A Special Issue of children's

by E. Wayne Holden & Ana Maria Brannan

This issue consists of five articles profiling different aspects of the national evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program. Over the last eight...


The Conscience and Self-Conscious Emotions in Adolescence: An Integrative Approach

by Frans Schalkwijk

The consequences of apparent moral failings in an individual are something that can be seen frequently in the media and in everyday life. One issue that is rarely addressed in public discussion about someone's...


Teens with Diabetes: A Clinician's Guide

by Michael A. Harris, Korey K. Hood & Jill Weissberg-Benchell

Written by three psychologists with more than 50 years of collective experience in the field of diabetes and youth, Teens with Diabetes provides evidence-based techniques for clinicians to treat the psychological...


Life Lessons for the Teenage Girl: Quotes, Inspiration and Advice for Women by Women

by Kelly Tonelli

Teenage girls don't know where to turn for guidance and support and struggle to trust the adults in their lives-but having famous and/or successful women offer wisdom and insight makes it more tolerable for...


The Critical Role of Parenting in Human Development: Issues

by Marianna S. Klebanov & Adam D. Travis

This thorough and multidisciplinary overview of childrearing illustrates and stands on two foundational principles: that the importance of parenting is immense, and that it is undervalued. The Critical Role...


Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting: Findings from a Racially Diverse Sample

by Patricia L. East & Marianne E. Felice

Written by a pediatrician/adolescent medicine specialist and a developmental psychologist, this book is a collection of informative, nonredundant yet comprehensive studies on adolescent pregnancy and parenting....


Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools: Research and Practice

by James McLeskey, Nancy L. Waldron & Fred Spooner

Over the last decade, the educational context for students with disabilities has significantly changed primarily as a result of mandates contained in NCLB and IDEA. The purpose of this book is to summarize the...


Pathways Through Adolescence: Individual Development in Relation to Social Contexts

by Lisa J. Crockett & Ann C. Crouter

Adolescent researchers are increasingly aware that they must examine development both across time and across context. To do so, however, requires new conceptualizations and methodological approaches to the study...


Why Won't My Teenager Talk to Me?

by John Coleman

"It's easier to be a brain surgeon than a really good parent!"

No one finds it easy to be a parent of a teenager. How strict or easy-going should you be? What is the best way to support a teenager who is pushing...


Substance Abuse and Dependence in Adolescence: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Treatment

by Cecilia A. Essau

Recent years have seen a growth in the numbers of studies of substance abuse and dependence in adolescence, focusing on prevalence, risk factors, comorbidity, course and outcome. At the same time, numerous prevention...


Indigenous Adolescent Development: Psychological, Social and Historical Contexts

by Les B. Whitbeck, Melissa Walls & Kelley Hartshorn

This volume explores the first four waves of a longitudinal diagnostic study of Indigenous adolescents and their families. The first study of its kind, it calls attention to culturally specific risk factors...


Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems: Guidelines for Child and Parent Intervention

by Barbara J Christopherson, Jan Ellen Burton & Lucinda A Rasmussen

Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems: Guidelines for Child and Parent Intervention is a unique, pioneering venture in the area of sexual abuse. Unlike most books on sexual abuse, which focus...


Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents: A Practitioner's Guide to Treating Challenging Behavior Problems

by Pat Harvey & Britt H. Rathbone

At-risk adolescents may exhibit signs of moodiness, aggression, and even self-injury, and these behaviors often cause parents, teachers, and clinicians to become extremely frustrated. Adolescents themselves...


Group Work with Adolescents, Third Edition: Principles and Practice

by Andrew Malekoff

A trusted course text and professional resource, this comprehensive book delves into all aspects of planning and conducting strengths-based group work with adolescents. In an accessible, down-to-earth style,...


Basic Concepts in Family Therapy: An Introductory Text, Second Edition

by Linda Berg Cross

Gain confidence and creativity in your family therapy interventions with new, up-to-date research!Basic Concepts in Family Therapy: An Introductory Text, Second Edition, presents twenty-two basic psychological...