Adolescents at Risk

Adolescents at Risk : Prevalence and Prevention

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Joy Dryfoos looks at those young people aged between 10 and 17 growing up in the United States today who have only limited potential for becoming productive adults, because they are at high risk of encountering problems in school, at home or in their communities. This book explores four areas that have received a great amount of resources, public interest and social concern: delinquency, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy and school failure. Her study has three aims: to present a more cogent picture of adolescents who are at risk of problem behaviours and where they fit into society; to synthesize the experience of programmes that have been successful in changing various aspects of these behaviours; and to propose strategies for using this knowledge as a basis for more effective approaches to helping youngsters more

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  • Hardback | 287 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195057716
  • 9780195057713

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PART I: High risk behaviour: The setting: A description of adolescence in the United States; Prevalence of delinquency; Prevalence of substance abuse; Prevalence of adolescent pregnancy; Prevalence of school failure; The overlap in high-risk behaviours; PART II: Prevention interventions: Classification and organization of programs; Prevention of delinquency; Prevention of substance abuse; Prevention of adolescent pregnancy; Prevention of school failure and dropping out; PART III: Shaping a strategy to prevent high-risk behaviour: Common concepts of successful prevention programs; Strategies for preventing high-risk more

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