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Multisystemic Therapy and Neighborhood Partnerships : Reducing Adolescent Violence and Substance Abuse - Cynthia Cupit Swenson

Multisystemic Therapy and Neighborhood Partnerships

Reducing Adolescent Violence and Substance Abuse

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Published: 1st January 2005
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Based on the proven technology of Multisystemic Therapy (MST), this unique book provides an exemplary approach to empowering communities to reduce youth violence and substance abuse and promote school success. Effective clinical strategies for working with at-risk youth are embedded in a comprehensive framework that enlists the talents and resources of neighborhood residents, community organisations, and outside stakeholders. Using an extended case example to illustrate all aspects of implementing MST on a neighborhood-wide scale, the volume covers empirical and clinical foundations, program planning, and strategies for building collaboration with key community players. The result is a hopeful and practical blueprint for making a neighborhood safer and healthier for all residents and creating new opportunities for young people and their families.

'This book contains unusually informative, insightful, and practical information on developing and implementing effective juvenile delinquency programs in very troubled neighborhoods. Remarkably, it will appeal to practitioners, students, and researchers alike - a very rare quality. This is the most user-friendly book of its type I have seen. The format is excellent for optimizing learning. I particularly appreciated the concise introduction and concluding review of critical points in each chapter. In the classroom, this book would make a very appealing, appropriate supplemental text for courses in community psychology, social work, and juvenile justice.' - James C. Howell, PhD, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina, USA 'This book is extremely well written, in plain language. It contains a gold mine of descriptions concerning how to approach the challenging task of implementing a prevention intervention in a high-risk neighborhood in a sensitive and thoughtful fashion. I know of no other book that combines the application of a comprehensive, evidence-based intervention for high-risk youth with a thorough description of how to work from the grassroots in order to join effectively with local leaders. I highly recommend this book to any researcher, clinician, or policymaker interested in community-based prevention science.' - Ray DeV. Peters, PhD, Better Beginnings, Better Futures Project, Queen's University, Canada 'Those looking for a detailed and authoritative explanation and evaluation of MST are likely to find this book invaluable' Leam A. Craig, Journal of Sexual Aggression

Neighborhood Solutions for Neighborhood Problems: The Introduction
Neighborhood Solutions Timeline
The Empirical and Clinical Background for the Neighborhood Solutions Project
The Causes and Consequences of Youth Violence, Substance Abuse, and Community Violence
Evidence-Based Treatments: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why
Multisystemic Therapy: The Model
Implementing Prevention and Intervention Programs in Collaboration with Neighborhood Residents
Implementing a Neighborhood-Based Project
The MST Approach for Reducing Youth Antisocial Behavior
The MST Approach for Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse and Dependence
The MST Approach for Reducing School Problems and School Expulsion
Neighborhood-Designed Prevention Activities for Promoting Health and Wellness
Neighborhood-Based Health Services
Neighborhood-Based Law Enforcement
Attaining and Sustaining Neighborhood-Based Programs
Funding Clinical Services and Neighborhood-Based Programs
Summary and Conclusions
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ISBN: 9781593851095
ISBN-10: 159385109X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52