Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk

Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk

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"The book's rich, relevant and comprehensive contributions from experienced writers make it a substantial resource for teaching, reference and research."
Mark Prever, trainer, writer and supervisor

"The needs and problems of young people are currently extremely topical and justify a dedicated textbook. The wide range of internationally renowned authors contributes to the strengths and diversity of this publication, enhancing its potential as a resource for students and professionals."
Jenny Pinfield, University of Worcester

This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. It provides a much needed practical resource for practitioners and students from a variety of helping professions.

Focussing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for addressing challenges and issues typically face by young people, such as:

- Depression, suicide and self-harm
- Substance Misuse
- Problematic Sexual Behaviour
- Marginalised Youth
- Mental Health Issues.

Throughout the book, multi-disciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics.

It will prove invaluable reading for students and practitioners working with young people, especially in the fields of youth work, social work, psychology, counselling, and education.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 166 x 242 x 14mm | 421.84g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847875629
  • 9781847875624
  • 162,544

Table of contents

PART ONE - INTRODUCTION Engaging young people in collaborative interventions - Kathryn GeldardPART TWO - BUILDING ON STRENGTHSThe development of self-care behaviour - David GeldardBuilding resilience in adolescents - Ian Shochet, Rebecca Hoge, Astrid WurflEnhancing peer support - Kathryn Geldard, Wendy Patton PART THREE - SUICIDE AND SELF-HARMCombating depression - Alan Carr Empowering young people who self-harm - Jude SellenPART FOUR - CONFRONTING BEHAVIOUR - Alan CarrPreventing suicide Working with gangs and other delinquent groups - Simon Hallsworth, Tara YoungPrevention and responses to bullying - Fran Thompson, Neil Tippett, Peter K Smith Intervening with youth who engage in fire-lighting - Daryl L Sharp, Robert E Cole, Carolyn E Kourofsky, Susan W BlaakmanPART FIVE - SUBSTANCE ABUSE Alcohol and young people - Brad Levingston, Jenny MelroseTackling the misuse of volatile substances - Richard IvesResponding to the use of illicit drugs - Scott W Henggeler, Cindy Schaeffer, Rocio Chang PART SIX - SEXUAL BEHAVIOURSexual health-related interventions - Susan MooreAdolescents with Sexual Behaviour Problems: Towards Positive and Healthy Relationships - Ian LambiePART SEVEN - MENTAL HEALTHAddressing eating problems - Renee Rienecke Hoste, Daniel le GrangeResponding to cult group membership - Lee Richmond, Carole RayburnPART EIGHT - MARGINALISED YOUTHUnderstanding young people in care - Jan Foster
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About Kathryn Geldard

KATHRYN GELDARD, PhD, is a lecturer and counsellor supervisor in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include adolescent peer counselling and counselling effectiveness as perceived by the adolescent client in the QUT Psychology and Counselling Clinic. Kathryn is currently conducting research with Australian Aboriginal adolescents with regard to developing a culturally sensitive peer support program in a regional community. She is the author of a number of textbooks on counselling and has several years experience in supervising and training counsellors.
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