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Handbook of Prevention and Intervention Programs for Adolescent Girls

Handbook of Prevention and Intervention Programs for Adolescent Girls

Craig W. LeCroy (Editor), Joyce Elizabeth Mann

ISBN: 978-1-118-26984-8 January 2012 450 Pages


Handbook of Prevention and Intervention Programs for Adolescent Girls presents the latest research, programs, and approaches that respond to the needs of today’s adolescent girls. In this practical guide, editors Craig LeCroy and Joyce Mann have brought together a notable team of contributors to produce a resource with both diverse coverage and practical applications. Filled with helpful examples, this is an indispensable, hands-on resource for practitioners and students in mental health, education, and public policy.



Introduction Adolescent Girls and the Pathway to Adulthood (Craig Winston LeCroy).

Chapter 1 Universal Prevention for Adolescent Girls: The Go Grrrls Program (Craig Winston LeCroy).

Chapter 2 Developing Friendships and Peer Relationships: Building Social Support with the Girls Circle Program (Beth Hossfeld)

Chapter 3 A Dissonance-Based Intervention for the Prevention of Eating Disorders and Obesity (Heather Shaw and Eric Stice).

Chapter 4 Preventing Depression in Early Adolescent Girls: The Penn Resiliency and Girls in Transition Programs (Jane E. Gillham, Tara M. Chaplin, Karen Reivich, and John Hamilton).

Chapter 5 Preventing HIV among African American Female Adolescents: Development and Evaluation of a Gender and Culturally Congruent Prevention Intervention (Gina Wingood, Jessica Sales, Nikia D. Braxton, and Ralph DiClemente).

Chapter 6 Manifesting the Strengths of Rural Latina Girls (Velia G. Leybas).

Chapter 7 Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives: Harm Reduction/Health Promotion Program for Female High School Athletes (Diane L. Elliot and Linn Goldberg).

Chapter 8 Teens with Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach to Treatment (Daniel le Grange and James Lock).

Chapter 9 Incarcerated Female Teens and Substance Abuse: The Holistic Enrichment for At-Risk Teens (HEART) Program (Amelia C. Roberts and Chiquitia Welch).

Chapter 10 Empirically Validated Approaches to Family Treatment for Adolescent Girls (Jacqueline Corcoran and Jane Phillips).

Chapter 11 Mentorship: The GirlPOWER! Program (David L. DuBois, Naida Silverthorn, Julia Pryce, Erin Reeves, Bernadette Sanchez, Adriana Silva, Akua Anima Ansu, Simona Haqq, and Janet Takehara).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

"The clinicians and researchers who describe their programs in this volume have provided a valuable service for mentors, principals, and parents struggling to help a teen girl who has problems with body image, eating disorders, and a variety of other worrisome behaviors." (PsycCRITIQUES, 9/10/08)
•  The only professional reference of its kind, this comprehensive resource covers the latest research, programs, and approaches for treating adolescent girls.

•  Topics cover the most commonly encountered issues across a diverse population, including homeless, lesbian, girls of color, and teenage mothers.

•  Contributed to by team of national and international experts in the field.