At-Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response / Edition 3

At-Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response / Edition 3

by J. Jeffries McWhirter, McWhirter, Ellen Hawley McWhirter, Anna M. McWhirter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534548717

ISBN-13: 9780534548711

Pub. Date: 08/18/2003

Publisher: Wadsworth

This timely book addresses one of the greatest social, family, and community concerns of today—children and youth who are at-risk for a variety of problem behaviors. Whether the term at risk" is associated with a local school district's problems, with child and adolescent suicide, violence, or school dropout, with the correction system's concerns about gangs

Overview

This timely book addresses one of the greatest social, family, and community concerns of today—children and youth who are at-risk for a variety of problem behaviors. Whether the term at risk" is associated with a local school district's problems, with child and adolescent suicide, violence, or school dropout, with the correction system's concerns about gangs or juvenile delinquency, or public health concerns of teen pregnancy, child abuse, AIDS and STDs, and drug and alcohol use, individuals considered at risk" need the ongoing attention of professionals across many disciplines. To help prepare students for work with at-risk youth, this book provides conceptual and practical information on key issues and problems. Prevention and intervention techniques are described in the book to help future and current professionals perform their jobs successfully and to improve the lives of young people at risk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534548711
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/18/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: AT-RISK CHILDREN AND YOUTH: THE ECOLOGY OF PROBLEMS. 1. An Introduction to At-Risk Issues: The Tree. 2. Environmental/Societal Factors that Contribute to Risk. 3. Family Problems of At-Risk Children and Youth. 4. School Issues that Relate to At-Risk Children and Youth. 5. Individual Characteristics of High-Risk and Low-Risk Children and Youth. Part II: AT-RISK CATEGORIES. 6. School Dropouts. 7. Substance Use and Addiction. 8. Teenage Pregnancy and Risky Sexual Behavior. 9. Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency and Youth Gangs. 10. School Shooters. 11. Youth Suicide. Part III: PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND TREATMENT APPROACHES. 12. A Prevention/Early Intervention/Treatment Framework and Other Environmental Considerations. 13. Core Components of Programs for Prevention and Early Intervention. 14. Peer Interventions. 15. Family Interventions. 16. Legal and Ethical Issues.

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