1st Edition

School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances
Early Preventative Interventions

Edited By

Kathleen Nader

ISBN 9780415877480
Published December 12, 2011 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $64.95

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Book Description

Together, School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances and its accompanying downloadable resources provide a complete toolkit for using early preventative interventions with elementary-school age children. In ten thoughtful, clearly written chapters, both new and experienced practitioners will find a wealth of research- and evidence-based techniques that link personal child and childhood environmental conditions to a number of symptoms, disturbances, and disorders in youth or adulthood, including the expression of rampage violence. In the second part of this indispensable collection – the accompanying downloadable resources – practitioners will find worksheets and handouts that translate useful techniques into reality and are sure to make any practice come alive.

Table of Contents

Part I: Factors That Contribute to School Rampage/Targeted Shootings, Other Aggression, and Other Youth Problems. Nader, School Shootings and Other Youth Problems: The Need for Early Preventive Interventions. Nader, Nader, Youth at Risk: Targeted Shootings, Other School Violence, and Suicide. Eller, The School Environment, School Rampage Killings, and Other Forms of School Violence. Bruyere, Garbarino, A Continuum of Youth Violence. Part II: Early Preventive Interventions. Mello, Nader, Teaching Coping and Social Skills to Elementary School Children. Moss, Pascuzzo, Simard, Treating Insecure and Disorganized Attachments in School-Aged Children. Schonert-Reichl, Promoting Empathy in School-Aged Children: Current State of the Field and Implications for Research and Practice. Espelage, Low, Bullying Among Children and Adolescents: Social-emotional Learning Approaches to Prevention. Kalman, A Quick, Fun Method for Teaching Kids How to Stop Being Victims. Nader, Pollack, Early Interventions: Preventing Aggression and Enhancing Connection Among Youth and Adults.

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Formerly director of evaluations for UCLA’s childhood trauma and sudden bereavement program, since 1978, Kathleen Nader, DSW, has been a director of Two Suns Childhood Trauma Program, Texas, USA. She is an internationally recognized expert on child trauma and posttraumatic stress and is the author of Understanding and Assessing Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Measures, Methods, and Youth in Context (Routledge, 2008).


"School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances will be a turning point in efforts to offset, control, eliminate, and prevent school violence. Kathy Nader has once again led the way in understanding and helping traumatized children and, equally importantly, heading off rampage shootings." - Charles R. Figley, Tulane University, Louisiana, USA, and coeditor of Combat Stress Injury: Theory, Research, and Management

"This wise, practical, and helpful book will support school leaders promoting the safe and civil schools that are the foundation for student learning and positive youth development. This volume synthesizes recent risk-prevention and health-promotion research and best practices. It also includes practical suggestions and that will be of great interest to K–12 building, district, and state leaders." - Jonathan Cohen, President, National School Climate Center and Columbia University, New York, USA

"This is a terrific book. In a field rife with oversimplification and facile solutions, School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances is a comprehensive examination of youth violence that synthesizes a voluminous literature from developmental and social-ecological perspectives. A formidable team of experts has contributed chapters on the role of untreated trauma, insecure attachment, and peer victimization as risk factors for violence. These are complemented by chapters on the protective value of prevention programs designed to establish a supportive school climate, reduce bullying, and facilitate socio-emotional development." - Dewey Cornell, University of Virginia, USA