At-Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response, 2/e / Edition 2

At-Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response, 2/e / Edition 2

by J. Jeffries McWhirter, Benedict McWhirter, A. McWhirter, E McWhirter
     
 

This timely book addresses one of the biggest single problems facing society today — at-risk behavior in one quarter of our nation's youth — and provides strategies for prevention and treatment that can be implemented in the schools, in the homes, and by helping professionals in a variety of settings. Whether the term "at-risk" connotes a local school… See more details below

Overview

This timely book addresses one of the biggest single problems facing society today — at-risk behavior in one quarter of our nation's youth — and provides strategies for prevention and treatment that can be implemented in the schools, in the homes, and by helping professionals in a variety of settings. Whether the term "at-risk" connotes a local school district's problems with child and adolescent suicide and school dropouts, the correction system's concerns about juvenile delinquency, or the health system?s concerns with teen pregnancy, child abuse, and AIDs, the individuals labeled at-risk need the ongoing help of professionals — and this book can set the stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534345808
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Counseling Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
381
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.57(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1At-Risk Children and Youth: The Ecology of Problems1
Ch. 1An Introduction to At-Risk Issues: The Tree3
Ch. 2Environmental/Societal Factors That Contribute to Risk20
Ch. 3Family Problems of At-Risk Children and Youth38
Ch. 4School Issues That Relate to At-Risk Children and Youth60
Ch. 5Individual Characteristics of High-Risk and Low-Risk Children and Youth78
Pt. 2At-Risk Categories93
Ch. 6School Dropouts95
Ch. 7Substance Use and Addiction114
Ch. 8Teenage Pregnancy and Risky Sexual Behavior133
Ch. 9Delinquency and Problems of Violence158
Ch. 10Youth Suicide179
Pt. 3Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Approaches201
Ch. 11A Prevention/Early Intervention/Treatment Framework and Other Environmental Considerations203
Ch. 12Core Components of Programs for Prevention and Early Intervention220
Ch. 13Child and Peer Interventions237
Ch. 14Family Interventions257
Ch. 15Educational Interventions280
Ch. 16Legal Issues300
Appendix AChild and Youth Development Resources314
Appendix BReading List for At-Risk Youth325
References329
Name Index350
Subject Index356

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