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Intervening in Adolescent Problem Behavior : A Family-Centered Approach - Thomas J. Dishion

Intervening in Adolescent Problem Behavior

A Family-Centered Approach

Paperback Published: 28th January 2005
ISBN: 9781593851729
Number Of Pages: 243

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This book presents a multilevel intervention and prevention program for at-risk adolescents and their families. Grounded in over 15 years of important clinical and developmental research, the Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP) has been nationally recognized as a best practice for strengthening families and reducing adolescent substance use and antisocial behavior. The major focus is to support parents' skills and motivation to reduce adolescent problem behavior and promote success. Spelling out the why, what, and how of this proactive, culturally informed intervention, the volume provides a solid scientific framework and all of the materials needed to implement the program in school or community settings. Included are illustrative case examples and an appendix featuring reproducible handouts and forms.

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"Over the past 20 years, Dishion and Kavanagh have made many major contributions to our understanding of the development of antisocial behavior in adolescents. This much-anticipated volume details, with great clarity, an extremely well-conceived array of clinical interventions for such youth. This volume will be of great practical value to practitioners within the fields of social work, psychology, and psychiatry."--Scott W. Henggeler, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

"This volume represents a second-generation approach to using parent management training to treat children with conduct disorders and their families. The bold and innovative interventions described here form the first step toward integration of home- and school-based empirically grounded treatments. This is a tremendous effort that helps move the field toward interventions that include parents, teachers, and clinicians working toward shared goals."--Gerald R. Patterson, PhD, Oregon Social Learning Center

"Dishion and Kavanagh have written a terrific book detailing their family intervention model. Their approach to adolescent problem behavior is systematic, flexible, and well justified. This evidence-supported intervention is the state of the art in prevention, providing multilevel strategies to match the needs of specific young people and families."--Ron Prinz, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina

An Ecological Overviewp. 1
A Family-Centered Modelp. 3
The ATP Multilevel Intervention Strategyp. 19
The Family Check-Up: Engaging and Motivating Family Changep. 33
Initial Strategies for Family Engagementp. 35
An Ecological Assessment Strategyp. 51
The Family Feedback Sessionp. 66
Implementing a Family-Centered Menup. 79
Interventions for Family Managementp. 83
Working with Adolescentsp. 106
Working with Parents in Groupsp. 126
School and Community Changep. 145
Family-Centered Intervention in Schoolsp. 147
Empirical Support for ATPp. 165
Science as a Tool for Changep. 186
Glossaryp. 195
Guidelines for Writing the Family Check-Up Reportp. 197
Next-Year Plan and Summer Check-Inp. 203
Referencesp. 215
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9781593851729
ISBN-10: 1593851723
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 28th January 2005
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35