""Multiproblem Youth "summarizes research on the etiology and consequences of multiple problem behaviors and on a wide variety of prevention strategies appropriate for the prenatal through adolescent years. The volume also provides sound advice for translating this wealth of research into practice. The use of nontechnical language makes this work suitable for use by prevention practitioners and policymakers as well as students aspiring to careers in prevention. The book is most appropriate for use in undergraduate classrooms, but will also be useful as a reference in graduate-level courses in prevention."--Denise Gottfredson, PhD, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park "This text provides a comprehensive overview of the most current theory, research, and practice related to working with multiproblem youth. It offers an excellent foundation for students and professionals in a range of disciplines. Describing biological and social influences on youth behavior--and reviewing evidence-based interventions that decrease problem behavior--the book provides a road map for anyone designing statewide or local programs to meet the needs of at-risk youth. Prevention specialists, adolescent health specialists, counselors, and public health professionals will all benefit from the information contained in this text, as will students in courses on prevention, adolescent problems, and family and community intervention."--Barbara Cimaglio, Community Prevention Systems, Oregon Department of Human Services "This book makes the strongest case of any that I have read for developing a national focus on youths with multiple problem behaviors. The writing is clear and precise, and is admirably grounded in theory and a rigorous, well-documented literature review. Among the volume's major contributions is its use of economic analysis to underpin the main thesis while recognizing that such analysis is itself an area of research. The k
About the Author
Anthony Biglan, PhD, is Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute, where he conducts research on the prevention of child and adolescent problem behavior and on the childrearing practices that affect child and adolescent development. His current work focuses on contextual analyses of childrearing practices in communities. Patricia A. Brennan, PhD, is on the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Emory University. Her research interests include the study of etiological factors of aggression and violence from a biological perspective, and parental psychopathology (depression/schizophrenia) and its effect on child diagnostic, neurological, and behavioral outcomes. Sharon L. Foster, PhD, is Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Foster is the author of three books as well as numerous articles and book chapters on children's peer relations, assessment and treatment of parent/n-/adolescent conflict, and research methodology. Harold D. Holder, PhD, is Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center, Berkeley, California. His research has explored two major areas: prevention of alcohol problems and costs and benefits of alcoholism treatment. Dr. Holder was the 1995 recipient of the Jellinek Memorial Award for his research on social and economic factors in alcohol consumption.