Translating Models of Adolescent Problem Behavior into Effective Intervention: Trials, Tribulations and Future Directions

Thomas J. Dishion, Miwa Yasui

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Abstract

This chapter provides a historical overview of a program of research designed, first, to test empirically developmental models of antisocial behavior and, second, to use these models to design and test innovative prevention strategies. The ecological approach to family intervention and treatment (EcoFIT) model renders intervention model as more effective, efficient and less expensive in the effort to both prevent and treat problem behavior in children and adolescents. Several studies have revealed that teachers generally tend to not only rate ethnic minority students negatively on measures of personality, behavior, motivation to learn, and classroom performance, but they also report lower academic expectations for them and treat minority students less favorably than they treat European American students. It is also unethical to provide family interventions with a monocultural bias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychology in Practice
Subtitle of host publicationImplementation and Impact
PublisherWiley
Pages440-466
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781119095699
ISBN (Print)9781405163361
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 18 2015

Keywords

  • Adolescent problem behavior
  • Antisocial behavior
  • EcoFIT model
  • Effective intervention
  • Ethical issues
  • Ethnic minority families
  • Innovative prevention strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Dishion, T. J., & Yasui, M. (2015). Translating Models of Adolescent Problem Behavior into Effective Intervention: Trials, Tribulations and Future Directions. In The Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychology in Practice: Implementation and Impact (pp. 440-466). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119095699.ch17