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Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence

ISBN: 978-0-7879-8591-2
208 pages
August 2006, Jossey-Bass
Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls


Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice is a groundbreaking book that offers parents and teachers a primer for understanding and preventing the increasing incidents of physical violence--hazing, brutality, fighting, weapons, murder--by young girls. Written by Drs. Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Howard R. Spivak—the renowned Harvard- and Tufts-based experts on preventing youth violence—this important book offers a plan to help our daughters become strong, confident, powerful, and independent young women without being violent.
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Table of Contents

Foreword (Janet Reno).


Part One: Understanding the Challenge.

1. We Have a Problem.

2. Hidden Aggression Becomes Outward Violence.

3. Facts and Figures.

4. Risk Factors and Protective Factors.

5. Feminization of the Superhero.

Part Two: Taking On the Challenge.

6. Tips for Parents.

7. Tips for Teachers and Schools.

8. What Communities Can Do.

9. A Call to Action.



About the Authors.


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Author Information

Both of these authors are famous educators, researchers, and hard-nosed activists in the field of preventing youth violence, with a proven track record of great success in the field, and national visibility in major broadcast and print media, including frequent appearances on Good Morning America, Nightline, the PBS News Hour, ABC News, the New York Times, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Deborah Prothrow-Stith M.D. is Associate Dean for faculty development and Professor of public health practice at the Harvard University School of Public Health. Dr. Smith is also Commissioner for the Department of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and, with Dr. Spivak, one of the leaders in the famous Boston Youth vioilence prevention program as documented in the JB/Wiley professional book Murder is No Accident. Howard R. Spivak M.D. is Chief of the division of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine and Vice President for community health programs at New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Professor of pediatrics and community health at Tufts University School of Medicine.
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