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The Boy in The Bin

by Charles W. Massie

      Raphael isn't well liked. He is an intelligent boy, quick witted and never at a loss for words. But Raphael came into life with a cleft palate; a harelip. He a soul constantly teased by others.


Development from Adolescence to Early Adulthood: A dynamic systemic approach to transitions and transformations

by Marion Kloep, Leo Hendry & Rachel Taylor

Traditionally, the subject of adolescent development has been explored using a stage based approach, often with an emphasis on the potential risks and problems of adolescence.

Taking a different approach, in...

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...

The Overparenting Epidemic: Why Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for Your Kids . . . and Dangerous for You, Too!

by George Glass & David Tabatsky

Helicopter parents, tiger moms, cosseters, hothouse parents . . .

Whatever we label it, overparenting—anxious, invasive, overly attentive, and competitive parenting—may have finally backfired. As we witness...

How to Really Love Your Teen

by D. Ross Campbell

Even parents who deeply love their teen don’t always know how to express that love in a way that makes their teen feel loved and accepted. In How to Really Love Your Teen, Dr. Campbell  helps you create a...

Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

by Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo’s son Tim is one of the “6 percent”—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate...

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...

Rereading Personal Narrative and Life Course

by Brian Schiff

This volume reflects on the place of narrative interpretation in life course developmental theory. Featuring exciting chapters by the leading figures in narrative psychology, it provides insights on the narrative...

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...

Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

by Laurence Steinberg

“Simply the best book I have ever read about adolescence. . . With gentle wisdom, Steinberg guides us through truly novel findings on what happens during adolescence and tells us how, as parents and teachers,...

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

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...