America's Youth in Crisis

Challenges and Options for Programs and Policies

by Lerner, Richard M.

Many adolescents in the United States are at risk from substance abuse, unsafe sexual practices, academic underachievement, crime and violence. What can be done to tackle these growing problems?

The author of this thought-provoking book suggests the need to focus on young people's development in relation to specific features of the individual's environmental 'context' such as family, neighbourhood and culture. By effecting changes in these contexts, in the form of community programmes, researchers can test for differences in children's behaviour and development.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: December 1994
  • English
  • 9781452255354 / 0803970692
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 29.99 GBP
  • Pages: 176
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Richard M. Lerner.
  • Page size: 23
  • Illustration: Illustrations
  • Biblio Notes: "Sponsored by the National 4-H Council".
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001103833