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Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence
Offering a fresh perspective on treatment, this book presents an overarching framework and many specific strategies for working with violent youth and their families. The authors shed light on the complex interplay of individual, family, community, and societal forces that lead some adolescents to hurt others or themselves. Effective ways to address each of these factors ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 23rd 2006 by The Guilford Press
(first published March 17th 2005)
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This was a really strong clinical book. Most books about trauma are either theory-heavy or solution-heavy but this one does a great job of balancing the two. Its very well organized and the individual examples used throughout support the theoretical ideas well. ...more
Sep 11, 2018 Anna rated it it was amazing
A great guide to working therapeutically with young people, especially young people of color. Hardy addresses the rage inherent in living with an oppressed identity, and the physical violence that often accompanies structural violence. He offers sound advice for finding the good in young people labeled 'bad', as well as concrete strategies for helping young people access and process their unacknowledged losses, and find productive and healthy outcomes. Highly recommended for therapists, ...more