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

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-08-10
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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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

At-Risk Children and Youth: the Ecology of Problems
An Introduction to At-Risk Issues
Environmental/Societal Factors that Contribute to Risk
Legal and Ethical Issues
Families, Schools, Skills
Family Problems of At-Risk Children and Youth
School Issues That Relate to At-Risk Children and Youth
Individual Characteristics of High-Risk and Low-Risk Children and Youth
At-Risk Categories
School Dropouts
Substance Use and Addiction
Teenage Pregnancy and Risky Sexual Behavior
Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency and Youth Gangs
Youth Suicide
Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Approaches
A Prevention/Early Intervention/Treatment Framework and Other Environmental Considerations
Core Components of Programs for Prevention and Early Intervention
Peer Interventions
Family Interventions
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