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Description - School Violence by Mohammad Shafii

The statistics are appalling. Between 8% and 10% of US high school students carry guns to school every day. In a typical midsize city, 30 to 50 cases of school violence are reported daily, and half of these cases involve guns. "School Violence: Assessment, Management, Prevention" shows us the reality behind the statistics. Its distinguished contributors include leading clincians, researchers, school counsellors, and legal authorities who closely examine every aspect of this complex epidemic, challenging us to solve this multifaceted public health problem and offering concrete recommendations on how to do it. Part 1 of this comprehensive volume discusses the multiple contributing factors in creating violent children and violence-prone schools. Part 2 deals with the diagnostic assessment, management and treatment of children and adolescents who have the potential for or have threatened school violence. Part 3 presents the legal aspects of school violence, offering a uniquely insightful view - by the plaintiff attorney for the victims of school violence in Paducah, Kentucky - of the Tarasoff case and its ramifications. Part 4 deals with effective prevention measures, from innovative treatment techniques to the teaching of tolerance and conflict resolution skills. Psychiatric practitioners, clinical social workers, paediatricians, art and activity therapists, school counsellors and administrators, and other educators and mental health care professionals - and concerned adults - who want to help prevent violence in our schools and minimize its traumatic effects on children, parents and the community at large should appreciate this treatment of what has become one of today's most disturbing issues.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781585620098
ISBN-10: 1585620092
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mohammad Shafii

Mohammad Shafii, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. Sharon L. Shafii, R.N., B.S.N., is Editor-in-Residence in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Shafii was formerly Assistant Head Nurse in the Adolescent Service at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of Michigan Medical Center, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.