Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk

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Published UK, 2009 (reprinted 2014)
This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. Focusing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for enhancing resilience and addressing challenges and issues typically faced by young people. Topics covered include:

Depression, Suicide and Self-Harm - Substance Abuse - Problematic Sexual Behaviour - Marginalized Youth - Mental Health Issues - Peer Mentoring and Building on Strengths - Cults and Gangs - Bullying - Firelighting

Throughout the book, multidisciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics. This book can be used as a teaching text and is useful for the novice practitioner as it includes summaries, key points, resource lists, and questions for discussion. Its value lies in its wide coverage of topics.

Dr. Kathryn Geldard is Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Paperback. 213 pages


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