Provides guidance on how to work with adolescents at risk of anti social behaviours such as bullying, self-harming, school refusal, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and suicide. Provides practical advice illustrated with case studies, and combined with current statistics and research.
This book is written primarily for school counsellors, but would be a valuable resource for any professional working with adolescents. It aims to provide guidance on working with adolescents at risk of anti-social behaviours (such as self-harming, eating disorders, substance abuse, school refusal, bullying, depression and suicide), and what factors to consider when developing preventative programs. The approach is solutions-oriented, and is informed by family therapy thinking - a contextual approach that takes into account the family, school and peer group.