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Garbarino, James

Works: 114 works in 400 publications in 5 languages and 20,517 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: HQ799.2.V56, 305.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about James Garbarino
Most widely held works by James Garbarino
Lost boys : why our sons turn violent and how we can save them by James Garbarino( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shows why young men and boys have become increasingly vulnerable to violent crime and how lack of adult supervision and support poses a real and growing threat to our children's basic safety."--Jacket
See Jane hit : why girls are growing more violent and what can be done about it by James Garbarino( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attributes the rise of violent behavior among girls to female equality and an increased participation in sports, trends which encourage physical expression but often fail to teach appropriate management of violent feelings
Understanding abusive families by James Garbarino( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compelling and compassionate, this book explores why and how families become abusive and offers the wisdom and knowledge needed to understand both the abuser and the victim. Understanding Abusive Families takes a developmental approach - tracing the change in the dynamics of abuse from infancy through childhood to adolescence - and clearly explains the internal and external pressures that contribute to maltreatment. The authors also explore the interdependence of individuals, families, and society and provide a much needed ecological perspective on abuse
And words can hurt forever : how to protect adolescents from bullying, harassment, and emotional violence by James Garbarino( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique book teaches parents to accept reality (teenagers encounter bullying at school on a daily basis), challenge old beliefs ("kids will be kids" or "I lived through it, so can they"), and form alliances with other parents to take on the school system. Garbarino and deLara help teenagers learn that they don't have to carry the world on their shoulders: Dealing with emotional violence is first and foremost an adult responsibility. They show the value of participating in positive activities as a way of building alliances and creating safe spaces, of developing moral leadership by reaching out to kids who are different, and of challenging emotionally violent behavior even in "harmless" friends. With accessible and profound insights on how to turn passive parents and worried teenagers into positive advocates for both personal safety and societal health, And Words Can Hurt Forever offers a vital and uplifting message: Far from being pawns in their environments, teenagers themselves have the solutions to school violence, if only adults would listen
What children can tell us : eliciting, interpreting, and evaluating information from children by James Garbarino( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series." Guidelines for dealing humanely with children in legal and medical settings
Children and families in the social environment by James Garbarino( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first edition of this widely adopted, interdisciplinary text successfully applied Bronfenbrenner's "micro-systems" taxonomy to child rearing and family life. Emphasizing how forces in the environment of individual children influence their behavior, Garbarino and his associates have staked out a position intermediate between the psychoanalytic and the systems approach to human development." "Taking cognizance of new research and of changes in American society over the past decade, Garbarino and his colleagues have once again carefully analyzed the importance of children's social relationships. For this wholly revised second edition, they have incorporated a greater emphasis on ethnic, cultural, and racial issues. They have also furnished a new bibliography that takes account of the burgeoning research in the field."--Jacket
The psychologically battered child by James Garbarino( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children in danger : coping with the consequences of community violence by Nancy Dubrow( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Childhood is ideally a time of safety, marked by freedom from the economic, sexual, and political demands that later become part of adult life. For many children, however, particularly those who live in our inner cities, childhood is increasingly a time of danger. The urban war zones of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington. D.C., are not unlike the war zones of Beirut, Belfast, and Mozambique. In both worlds, children grow up with firsthand knowledge of terror and violence. This book examines the threat to childhood development posed by living amid chronic community violence. It shows caregiving adults such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and counselors how they can work together to help children while they are still children--before they become angry, aggressive adults." "Drawing on their extensive fieldwork in war zones around the world, the authors explore the link between a child's response to growing up in an atmosphere of violence and danger, and the social context established for that child by community and caregivers. They reveal the need for establishing predictable, structured, safe environments for children and they show how school-based programs, by providing children with the continuity and regularity that is otherwise lacking in their lives, can enhance children's natural resilience and help ameliorate some of the long-term developmental consequences of living in danger. In addition to providing firsthand accounts of how children growing up in an atmosphere of violence address their situations, the authors also examine the special concerns that relate to the training and support of teachers who deal not only with the violence in the lives of the children they teach, but also with their own personal safety and emotional response to their students' traumas."--Jacket
Protecting children from abuse and neglect : developing and maintaining effective support systems for families by James Garbarino( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents under siege : why you are the solution, not the problem, in your child's life by James Garbarino( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers advice and strategies for successful and effective parenting, from building character, confidence, and trust to establishing authority
Social support networks : informal helping in the human services by James K Whittaker( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raising children in a socially toxic environment by James Garbarino( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence, drugs, uncaring communities, poverty, abusive families, and custody battles are poisoning their lives. Children's psychological health and overall well-being are endangered as well. Author James Garbarino, whose thirty-year career has focused on the effects of violence and abuse on child development, draws attention to these dangers and explains how to strengthen children, families, and communities to help protect children against these toxic influences. His book is designed to inspire parents, policy makers, professionals, spiritual leaders, and all concerned citizens to take action and begin the process of detoxifying our children's social environments. Drawing from a wide range of research, Garbarino explains how a socially toxic environment plays out in the lives of children - helping us understand the developmental toll it exacts from them. He also points to the power we hold to reverse the process by offering alternatives aimed at restoring children's sense of safety in the world
Successful schools and competent students by James Garbarino( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No place to be a child : growing up in a war zone by James Garbarino( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and violence are part of day-to-day life for many of the world's children. This book explores the lives of the children of Cambodia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and inner-city Chicago. Through research on the psychological and developmental effects of trauma in early life and interviews with children in war zones around the world, the book examines how children cope with war and violence. Noting that while most children can cope with horrible experiences and high levels of stress if they have a secure relationship with parents or effective substitutes, the book points out that they may face lifelong challenges to their mental health, to their physical well-being, and to their moral development. The book's chapters are: (1) "Children and War"; (2) "At What Cost?"; (3) "Cambodian Survivors: Hell Is a Time and Place"; (4) "Mozambique's Children: Dying Is the Easy Part"; (5) "Nicaragua in Conflict: The Politics of Suffering"; (6) "Palestinians in Revolt: Children of the 'Intifada'"; (7) "Chicago: The War Close to Home"; and (8) "Making a Place for Children Who Have No Place To Be a Child." Contains 109 references. (Lpp)
Troubled youth, troubled families : understanding families at risk for adolescent maltreatment by James Garbarino( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters cover such problems as abuse, delinquency, run aways, identifying high risk, socioeconomic stress, stepfamilies, and intervention
Special children, special risks : the maltreatment of children with disabilities by James Garbarino( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to killers : lessons learned from my twenty years as a psychological expert witness in murder cases by James Garbarino( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Listening to Killers offers an inside look at twenty years' worth of murder files from Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert psychological witness who listens to killers so that he can testify in court. The author offers detailed accounts of how killers travel a path that leads from childhood innocence to lethal violence in adolescence or adulthood. He places the emotional and moral damage of each individual killer within a larger scientific framework of social, psychological, anthropological, and biological research on human development. By linking individual cases to broad social and cultural issues and illustrating the social toxicity and unresolved trauma that drive some people to kill, Dr. Garbarino highlights the humanity we share with killers and the role of understanding and empathy in breaking the cycle of violence"--Provided by publisher
Children and the dark side of human experience : confronting global realities and rethinking child development by James Garbarino( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synthesizing insights from psychology and philosophy with his own wide-ranging, first-hand experiences around the world, Dr. James Garbarino takes readers on a journey into the dark side of human experience as it is lived by children. Dr. Garbarino intertwines a discussion of children's material and spiritual needs with a detailed examination of the clinical knowledge and experiential wisdom required to understand and meet complex developmental needs. Fusing anecdotal observations, empirical evidence, and an ecological perspective, he reveals a path to ensuring the fundamental human rights of all children: the right to safety, to equality, to economic parity, and to a meaningful life."--Jacket
The positive psychology of personal transformation : leveraging resilience for life change by James Garbarino( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given the current climate of economic and environmental uncertainty, it is all too easy for individuals to feel hopeless about their lives and indifferent to the problems of others. But according to leading psychologist, James Garbarino, this is the peak time for people to enhance their optimism, empathy, and emotional responsiveness. In his important new book, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation, Dr. Garbarino reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on his years as a
A child's right to a healthy environment by James Garbarino( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a startling reality that more American children are victims - and perpetrators - of violence than those of any other developed country. Yet unlike the other nations, the United States has yet to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Compelling, readable, and interdisciplinary, "A Child's Right to a Healthy Environment" provides an abundance of skilled observation, important findings, and keen insights to place children's well-being in the vanguard of human rights concerns, both in the United States and globally. Within this volume, authors examine the
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Lost boys : why our sons turn violent and how we can save them
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James Garbarino American psychologist

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See Jane hit : why girls are growing more violent and what can be done about itUnderstanding abusive familiesAnd words can hurt forever : how to protect adolescents from bullying, harassment, and emotional violenceWhat children can tell us : eliciting, interpreting, and evaluating information from childrenChildren and families in the social environmentChildren in danger : coping with the consequences of community violenceParents under siege : why you are the solution, not the problem, in your child's lifeSocial support networks : informal helping in the human services