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

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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.
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New edition of a text that provides up-to-date research and information on at-risk categories. Thirteen chapters discuss factors that contribute to school dropout, substance use, teen pregnancy, delinquency and violence, and youth suicide; interventions appropriate for children and adolescents as well as strategies that focus on the family; and legal concerns important to human service professionals. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534345808
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Counseling Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 381
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 At-Risk Children and Youth: The Ecology of Problems 1
Ch. 1 An Introduction to At-Risk Issues: The Tree 3
Ch. 2 Environmental/Societal Factors That Contribute to Risk 20
Ch. 3 Family Problems of At-Risk Children and Youth 38
Ch. 4 School Issues That Relate to At-Risk Children and Youth 60
Ch. 5 Individual Characteristics of High-Risk and Low-Risk Children and Youth 78
Pt. 2 At-Risk Categories 93
Ch. 6 School Dropouts 95
Ch. 7 Substance Use and Addiction 114
Ch. 8 Teenage Pregnancy and Risky Sexual Behavior 133
Ch. 9 Delinquency and Problems of Violence 158
Ch. 10 Youth Suicide 179
Pt. 3 Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Approaches 201
Ch. 11 A Prevention/Early Intervention/Treatment Framework and Other Environmental Considerations 203
Ch. 12 Core Components of Programs for Prevention and Early Intervention 220
Ch. 13 Child and Peer Interventions 237
Ch. 14 Family Interventions 257
Ch. 15 Educational Interventions 280
Ch. 16 Legal Issues 300
Appendix A Child and Youth Development Resources 314
Appendix B Reading List for At-Risk Youth 325
References 329
Name Index 350
Subject Index 356
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