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Awards and Credentials

  1. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1978
  2. Featured as a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and as a guest on various radio broadcasts (e.g., WNYC—New York, KPCW—Utah, WOL—Washington, D.C., KFCD—Dallas, KVON—San Francisco, WOLB—Baltimore, XM Satellite Radio)
  3. Author of many books and professional articles on topics such as teens in crisis, criminal behavior, and professional ethics
  4. Lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as teens in crisis and professional ethics
  5. Chaired the national task force that wrote the current Code of Ethics for the National Association of Social Workers

Frederic Reamer Ph.D.

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Dr. Reamer is Professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, healthcare, teens in crisis, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics.

Dr. Reamer’s recent research has focused on school and program options for teens who struggle with a variety of mental health, behavioral, substance abuse, and academic issues. He is especially interested in helping parents and the professionals identify effective resources, including traditional and nontraditional options. Dr. Reamer’s research has identified the key attributes of high-quality nonresidential and residential schools and programs.

Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Frederic Reamer Ph.D.'s Content (Recent - Older)

Parenting a Struggling Teen: Accepting Painful Truths

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Most people enter parenthood with dreams about having deeply satisfying, rewarding relationships with their children as they grow and develop ...

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Parenting a Struggling Teen: Let Go . . . and Hold On

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Parents of children who have struggled for a long time have lots of experience stepping in to pick up the pieces.  For instance, your 10-year-old goes ...

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Parenting a Struggling Teen: Forming a United Front

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Parents of a struggling teen sometimes find it difficult to coordinate their parenting styles and strategies.  In two-parent families, it is extremely ...

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Parenting tips

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Parents of struggling teens often find it challenging to find the best way to respond. It may help to keep the following tips in mind.∗

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Responding to struggling teens: The need for balance

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Many struggling teens rebel against structure. They thrive on challenging rules set by parents, schools, police, employers, and others in positions of ...

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How to assess struggling teens’ special needs

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • To find the right services, schools, or programs for struggling teens, it is important to have a good understanding of his or her unique challenges and ...

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