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Violence in Children and Adolescents
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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.

About the 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)

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`...in one form or another all of the main theories purporting to explain violent behaviour, together with the available research evidence, are reviewed here...It is an ideal book for trainees in health-care, social service, legal or psychotherapy settings, or for the purpose or fairly quick updating of old or even non-existent knowledge about violence in children and adolescents' -- Therapeutic Communities.
`The diversity of contributions by a range of writers with an evident expertise in their area of specialization makes this a text to be commended to both academics and practitioners working with child and adolescent perpetrators of violence.' -- British Journal of Social Work
`Violence in Children and Adolescents'is a compilation of sensitive and informative writing by experts.' -- Law Society Journal
`This book deals with a topical subject in a sympathetic manner. All the contributors are experienced professionals who are authorities in their own field and their understanding of the behaviour of often very sad young people emerges to make a readable volume which is helpful to students, practitioners and researchers alike. Anyone who is concerned about young people should find something to assist them in working with their behaviours in any one of the chapters. Students will find research data for a variety of essay topics.' -- Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice Campaign

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