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Author Branch, Curtis W., author.

Title Clinical interventions with gang adolescents and their families / Curtis W. Branch
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (270 pages)
Contents 1. Since the Days of Knights: Historical and Psychological Overview of Gangs -- 2. Developmental Aspects of Gang Membership -- 3. Race and Ethnicity -- 4. The Mental Status Examination -- 5. Behavior -- 6. Cognition -- 7. Family Assessment -- 8. Developmental Assessment -- 9. Planning an Intervention -- 10. The Family Intervention Project -- 11. Research and Evaluation -- App. A. The Case of Ramon -- App. B. Case Examples from the FIP -- App. C. An FIP Family Case Study
Summary This volume is bold and revolutionary, a clinically oriented primer for clinicians and others interested in the mental health functioning of gang youths and their families. Providing a well-integrated mixture of theory, clinical axioms, and practical ideas, the book offers invaluable information to clinicians, researchers, and program planners working with gang-affiliated adolescents. Standard psychotherapeutic and assessment procedures are discussed in terms of their specific use with gang members. The oft-made assumption that a gang member's life is one continuous state of antisocial and violent behavior is abandoned in favor of a developmental orientation that considers pregang functioning as well as the transformation that occurs as a result of joining the gang
Notes Originally published: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Curtis W. Branch is assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also codirector of the Center for Urban Youth in New York City and a partner in a clinical counseling practice in Denver
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Subject Mental Health.
Juvenile Delinquency -- prevention & control.
Mental Health Services.
Psychology, Adolescent.
Gang members -- Family relationships
Gang members -- Mental health services
Gang members -- Mental health
Gang members -- Psychology
Gang members -- Rehabilitation
Juvenile delinquency -- Prevention.
Gang members -- Family relationships.
Gang members -- Psychology.
Gang members -- Rehabilitation.
Juvenile delinquency -- Prevention.
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429040199