Safe Passage

Safe Passage : Making it Through Adolescence in a Risky Society

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Joy Dryfoos updates her previous book on high-risk behaviours in adolescents, "Adolescents at Risk", for a general readership and for the 21st century. She addresses several key questions, among them: what are the conditions that are needed so that children can grow into responsible adults?; what difference does it make to a society whether they do or they don't?; and what will it cost society to ignore these trends?
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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 14 halftones, bibliography, notes, index
  • 0195112563
  • 9780195112566

About Joy G. Dryfoos

Joy Dryfoos is an independent researcher and writer whose work is supported by the Carnegie Corporation. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
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Table of contents

Part I Youth today: safe passage - what does it mean?; youth in families, schools, and communities; vulnerable youth/resilient youth. Part II Programmes today: the contemporary scene; visits to five outstanding safe passage programmes; full-service community schools; school reform; coping with sex, drugs, and violence. Part III Elements of success: what works, and why?; what doesn't work, and why?. Part IV Vision and strategies: safe passage parents; safe passage schools; safe passage communities; tracking resources through the state and federal maze; ensuring safe passage.
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