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At Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response for Counselors, Teachers, Psychologists, and Human Service Professionals

At Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response for Counselors, Teachers, Psychologists, and Human Service Professionals - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534272364

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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
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At Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response for Counselors, Teachers, Psychologists, and Human Service Professionals - 4TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534272364

J. Jeffries McWhirter

ISBN13: 978-0534272364
ISBN10: 0534272363
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

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 improve the lives of young people at risk.

Table of Contents

PART I. AT-RISK CHILDREN AND YOUTH: THE ECOLOGY OF PROBLEMS.

1. An Introduction to At-Risk Issues.
2. Environmental/Societal Factors that Contribute to Risk.
3. Legal and Ethical Issues.

PART II. FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, SKILLS.

4. Family Problems of At-Risk Children and Youth.
5. School Issues That Relate to At-Risk Children and Youth.
6. Individual Characteristics of High-Risk and Low-Risk Children and Youth.

PART III. AT-RISK CATEGORIES.

7. School Dropouts.
8. Substance Use and Addiction.
9. Teenage Pregnancy and Risky Sexual Behavior.
10. Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency and Youth Gangs.
11. Youth Suicide.

PART IV. 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.

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