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At-Risk Youth

J Jeffries Mcwhirter

At-Risk Youth

J Jeffries Mcwhirter

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Youth who are at risk is a major concern within society.To help prepare students this book provides conceptual and practical informationon on key issues and problems. Prevention and intervention techniques are described in the book to help students and professionals perform their jobs successsfully and to improve the lives of those youth at risk.

- Publisher 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.

- Publisher 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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Youth who are at risk is a major concern within society.To help prepare students this book provides conceptual and practical informationon on key issues and problems. Prevention and intervention techniques are described in the book to help students and professionals perform their jobs successsfully and to improve the lives of those youth at risk.
- Publisher

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.
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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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  • Catalogue Code 197189
  • Product Code 0534548717
  • EAN 9780534548711
  • Pages 400
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Brooks/cole Publishing
  • Publication Date Jul 2003
  • Dimensions 240 x 190 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.680kg

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