At-Risk Youth A Comprehensive Response:For Counselors, Teachers, Psychologists and Human Services Professionals

ISBN-10: 0534548717
ISBN-13: 9780534548711
Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: 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,  More...

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List price: $113.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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 to improve the lives of young people at risk.

J. Jeffries McWhirter holds a diplomate in counseling psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Academy of Counseling Psychology, and the Association of Specialists in Group Work. He is a professor in the Division of Psychology in Education at Arizona State University. He has also maintained a small private practice for nearly 30 years. Jeffries is Benedict and Robert's father, and Benedict and Ellen are married.

Ellen Hawley McWhirter has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Arizona State University. She is an assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a licensed psychologist in the state of Nebraska.

Dedication
Preface
At-Risk Children and Youth: The Ecology of Problemsp. 1
An Introduction to At-Risk Issues: The Treep. 3
Environmental/Societal Factors That Contribute to Riskp. 19
Family Problems of At-Risk Children and Youthp. 36
School Issues That Relate to At-Risk Children and Youthp. 57
Individual Characteristics of High-Risk and Low-Risk Children and Youthp. 77
At-Risk Categoriesp. 93
School Dropoutsp. 95
Substance Use and Addictionp. 114
Teenage Pregnancy and Risky Sexual Behaviorp. 133
Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency, and Youth Gangsp. 156
School Shootersp. 177
Youth Suicidep. 195
Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Approachesp. 219
A Prevention/Early Intervention/Treatment Framework and Other Environmental Considerationsp. 221
Core Components of Programs for Prevention and Early Interventionp. 240
Peer Interventionsp. 264
Family Interventionsp. 285
Legal and Ethical Issuesp. 304
Referencesp. 320
Name Indexp. 364
Subject Indexp. 370
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