The Resource Losing generations : adolescents in high-risk settings, Panel on High-Risk Youth, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, (electronic resource)

Losing generations : adolescents in high-risk settings, Panel on High-Risk Youth, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, (electronic resource)

Label
Losing generations : adolescents in high-risk settings
Title
Losing generations
Title remainder
adolescents in high-risk settings
Statement of responsibility
Panel on High-Risk Youth, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For millions of adolescents . . . the context of their lives is one of meager and uncertain income, dilapidated neighborhoods, inadequate schools, dangerous streets, and violent homes. /// Such environments not only lack the basic support systems [but] are actually dangerous and destructive to young people growing up in them. /// This volume breaks new ground by exploring these [disadvantaged] settings in which American youth are expected to mature to responsible adulthood. /// To focus on settings is to recognize that context has a profound influence on the shape of a young person's entire life as well as the day-to-day decisions that result in high-risk behavior. This book recognizes that there are roadblocks that even the most energetic youth cannot overcome. /// If we expect to help them, we must take a hard look at the policies that--intentionally or unintentionally--create the threatening environments in which these young people are growing up. This volume illuminates the challenging policy decisions that must be made. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
362.7/4/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1421
LC item number
.L67 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Losing generations : adolescents in high-risk settings, Panel on High-Risk Youth, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Control code
apa00000107
Dimensions
24 cm.)
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 p.
Form of item
electronic
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.b2874472x
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa00000107

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