Violence in Children and Adolescents

Violence in Children and Adolescents

By: Ved Varma (editor)Paperback

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`Violence in Children and Adolescents' is an exploration of violence both by and against children, its causes and approaches to its amelioration. It is invaluable reading for anyone who works with young people. The contributors comprise an authoritative range of both practitioners and academics, including forensic psychiatrists and forensic psychologists, psychotherapists and criminologists. Together they examine topics such as children who kill; violent young offenders; immigrant children who have been the victims of war; the influence of television; the relationship to the family; and racial and sexual violence. Violence in society is increasingly prevalent and of great concern to anyone working with children and teenagers. `Violence in Children and Adolescents' offers a broad scope of interpretations and insight which is essential reading for professionals and students alike.

About Author

Ved Varma is a retired educational psychologist who has worked with the Institute of Education, the University of London, the Tavistock Clinic and the London Boroughs of Richmond-upon-Thames and Brent. He has published widely in the areas of education, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and social work. He is the editor of How and Why Children Hate, How and Why Children Fail. and, with Kedar N. Dwivedi, Meeting the Needs of Ethnic Minority Children (all from Jessica Kingsley Publishers)


Introduction 1. The Emotional Impact of Violence on Children ,Sheila Melzak, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, 2. The Backgrounds of Violent Young Offenders: The Present Picture, Gwyneth Boswell, University of East Anglia, 3. Psychiatric Assessment of the Violent Child and Adolescent towards Understanding and Safe Intervention, Susan Bailey, Adolescent Forensic Psychotherapist, Manchester. 4. Psychological Assessment and Monitoring of Violent Children and Adolescents, Kevin J. Epps, Glenthorne Centre; 5.Psycho-Social Approaches to the Understanding and Reduction of Violence in Young People ; James McGuire, University of Liverpool; 6. Roots of Sexual Violence in Children and Adolescents; Colin Hawkes, Jill Ann Jenkins and Eileen Vizard, The Tavistock Clinic; 7. Violence in Adolescence ;Arthur Hyatt Williams, The Tavistock Clinic; 8. A Violent Child and his Family ;Richard Davies, University of Keele; 9. Racial Violence and Young People, Soni Bhate, Trainee Psychiatrist and Surya Bhate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne General Hospital; 10. Television and the Well-Being of Children and Young People, Richard Sparks ; 11. Risk and Danger in Young People's Leisure, Ken Roberts, University of Liverpool; 12. Groupwork with Violent Children and Adolescents, Kedar Nath Dwivedi, Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist, Northampton; 13. The Police Relationship with Violent Children and Adolescents, Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey.

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  • ISBN13: 9781853023446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781853023446
  • weight: 336
  • ISBN10: 1853023442

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