Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Author: Rapp-Paglicci, Lisa A.


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  • ISBN: 9780471274339
  • Author: Rapp-Paglicci, Lisa A.
  • Publ Date: 2004-04-16
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 484
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5892

Table of Contents :

Preface.Acknowledgments.About the Editors.Contributors.Part I: Introduction.Chapter 1: Prevention and Resilience (Catherine N. Dulmus and Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci).Part II: Preventive Interventions for Children's and Adolescents' Emotional Problems.Chapter 2: Peer Group Rejection (Gary W. Ladd, Sarah L. Herald, Carly B. Slutzky, and Rebecca K. Andrews).Chapter 3: Unresolved Grief (Carolyn Hilarski).Chapter 4: Adolescent Mental Health (Dominique E. Roe-Sepowitz and Bruce A. Thyer).Chapter 5: Adolescent Suicide Prevention (Andrea K. McCarter, Karen M. Sowers, and Catherine N. Dulmus).Chapter 6: Aggressive Behavior (Mark W. Fraser and Sheara A. Williams).Part III: Preventive Interventions for Children's and Adolescents' Health Problems.Chapter 7: Birth Defects (Debra Keelean, John H. Pierpont, John Wiley, and Kaye McGinty).Chapter 8: Failure to Thrive (Dorota Iwaniec and Helga Sneddon).Chapter 9: Chemical Exposure (Kathleen H. Darby, Rodney A. Ellis, Karen M. Sowers, and Andrea K. McCarter).Chapter 10: Substance Abuse (Craig Winston LeCroy and Joyce Elizabeth Mann).Chapter 11: Teenage Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and HIV/AIDS (Lisa Armistead, Beth A. Kotchick, and Rex Forehand).Chapter 12: Tobacco Use (John P. Elder, Esmeralda M. Iniguez, and Sandra Larios).Chapter 13: Eating Disorders (Gail McVey).Chapter 14: Obesity (Lois Ann Wodarski and John S. Wodarski).Part IV: Preventive Interventions for Children's and Adolescents' Social Problems.Chapter 15: Foster Care Drift (Susan Klein-Rothschild and Adrienne Ekas).Chapter 16: School Violence (Gary L . Bowen, Joelle D. Powers, Michael E. Woolley, and Natasha K. Bowen).Chapter 17: School Dropout (Beth Doll and Robyn Hess).Chapter 18: Child Maltreatment (Barbara Thomlison).Chapter 19: Dating Violence (Gretchen E. Ely).Part V: Conclusion.Chapter 20: The Future of Prevention (Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci and Catherine N. Dulmus).Appendix I: Directory of Exemplary Programs.Appendix II: School Violence Programs.Appendix III: Dating Violence Program Evaluations.Author Index.Subject Index.


This timely handbook offers practical information and evidence-based findings on the most effective and current preventive interventions and programs available regarding child and adolescent social problems. Each innovative chapter summarizes the problem, addressing trends, incidence, and risk factors; describes effective prevention approaches; and discusses practice and policy implications, as well as areas for future research.


"...based on sound research with a focus on evidence based approach to prevention..." (Intl Jnl of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Vol 16(3), 2004)

Author Biography:

LISA A. RAPP-PAGLICCI is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Florida at Lakeland. CATHERINE N. DULMUS is a Professor at the University of Tennessee. JOHN S. WODARSKI is a Professor at the University of Tennessee. The authors have written or edited numerous Wiley books, including: Handbook of Violence (Rapp-Paglicci, Roberts, & Wodarski); Essentials of Child Welfare (Ellis, Dulmus, & Wodarski); Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice, Volume 1, Mental Disorders (Thyer & Wodarski) and Volume 2, Social Problems and Practice Issues (Wodarski & Thyer); and the forthcoming Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Adults (Dulmus & Rapp-Paglicci), available in 2005.


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