New from Research Press: A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention with At-Risk Youth

New from Research Press: A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention with At-Risk Youth

Research Press Publishers is excited to announce the release of A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention with At-Risk Youth. Designed for counseling professionals working with at-risk adolescents, the book’s activities focus attention on what is right with youth rather than what is wrong with them, the strengths-based approach avoids negative outcomes commonly associated with problem-based interventions.

Author and licensed psychologist, Kevin M. Powell, states that “Educational and treatment services for at-risk youth often focus their attention on disruptive behaviors and other identified problems, which can increase defensiveness and lead to negative outcomes. I wrote this book to help counteract this problem-oriented emphasis. Being strengths-based is hands-down the most effective approach I have found for helping youth and their families build strengths, resiliency, and lead to positive, psychologically healthy outcomes.”

“Dr. Powell's 41 strengths-based interventions provide well-supported and practical strategies that illuminate the science and art of working with at-risk youth. This book is a “must read” for new therapists, clinical supervisors, and experienced therapists who need a fresh and optimistic perspective.”

—Tom Leversee, LCSW, Colorado Division of Youth Corrections