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Latinas Attempting Suicide: When Cultures, Families, and Daughters Collide

Luis H. Zayas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734726
eISBN:
9780199894826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Among teenage Latinas in the United States, suicide attempts occur at alarming rates, sometimes twice as high as other youth. For decades clinicians in mostly urban centers with large Hispanic ... More


The Social Capital of Youth in Foster Care: An Assessment and Policy Implications

Matthew Stagner and Daniel Kuehn

in Child Welfare and Child Well-Being: New Perspectives From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398465
eISBN:
9780199863426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398465.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter looks into the lives of adolescents in foster care. It previews the challenges likely to be faced by older youths who have been in or have recently entered the foster care system. It is ... More


Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Waldo E. Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

African American males have never fared as poorly as they do currently on a number of social indicators. They are less likely to complete high school than their white male and female or African ... More


Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls

Joyce West Stevens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195121643
eISBN:
9780199865383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121643.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book provides an explanatory model of adolescent development in a social context in order to explicate how meaningful psychosocial identities are constructed. The maturational trajectories of ... More


Children 12–14 Years of Age: Themes

Grace Hyslop Christ

in Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195105919
eISBN:
9780199893973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes the impact of terminal cancer on the lives of 38 children — 22 girls and 16 boys — ages 12 to 14. They came from 35 families, and their surviving parents were 21 mothers and 14 ... More


Children 15–17 Years of Age: Themes

Grace Hyslop Christ

in Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195105919
eISBN:
9780199893973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes the impact of terminal cancer on the lives of 35 mid-adolescents — 20 boys and 15 girls — aged 15 to 17. They come from 31 families, and their surviving parents were 16 fathers ... More


Children 15–17 Years of Age: Narratives

Grace Hyslop Christ

in Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195105919
eISBN:
9780199893973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter presents two narratives that illustrate how adolescents experience more adult mourning. In the first, a 15-year-old boy and his 16-year-old sister confront the death of their mother. ... More


Preventing Child and Adolescent Problem Behavior: Evidence-Based Strategies in Schools, Families, and Communities

Jeffrey M. Jenson and Kimberly A. Bender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199766598
eISBN:
9780190206369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766598.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

Efforts to prevent common child and adolescent problems have increased significantly in the past several decades. We trace the history and evolution of school, family, and community approaches to ... More


Stress and mental health in adolescence: interrelationship and time trends

Ann Hagell, Seija Sandberg, and Robert Macdonald

in Changing Adolescence: Social Trends and Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301042
eISBN:
9781447307242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301042.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter asks whether the increase in adolescent mental health problems has been accompanied by an increase in stress. Commentators have tended to use the evidence of rising levels of anxiety and ... More


An Ecological-Systems Perspective of Bullying in Schools

David R. Dupper

in School Bullying: New Perspectives on a Growing Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199859597
eISBN:
9780199315932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859597.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter provides a rationale for and describes an ecological-systems perspective of bullying. It argues that bullying in schools is a reflection of bullying in culture, and that today's youth ... More


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