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.Vom Verlag:
This text provides the conceptual and practical information on key issues and problems that students need to prepare effectively for work with at-risk youth. The authors describe and discuss the latest prevention and intervention techniques that will help future and current professionals perform their jobs successfully and improve the lives of young people at risk.
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