Les B. Whitbeck is professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he specializes in the areas of drug and alcohol prevention, family sociology, and high-risk children and adolescents. His work has appeared in Society and Mental Health, Journal of Early Adolescence, and Journal of Community Mental Health. His most recent book is Mental Health and Emerging Adulthood among Homeless Young People.
Dan R. Hoyt is professor and chair of the department of sociology as well as acting director of the survey methods, statistics, and psychometric core facility at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His work has appeared in Journal of Marriage and Family , Child Abuse and Neglect , and Journal of Adolescent Health .