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America's Youth in Crisis
Challenges and Options for Programs and Policies


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Adolescence | Family Studies

December 1994 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

Joy G Dryfoos
Foreword
Richard J Sauer
Foreword
Justin S Lerner
Foreword
 
The Contemporary Crises of America's Children and Adolescents
 
An Overview of Developmental Contextualism
 
An Integrative Vision of Human Development Research and Outreach
 
Designing Successful Prevention Programs
 
Key Principles of Successful Prevention Programs
 
Meeting the Challenges Facing America's Universities by Integrating Research and Outreach
 
Implications for Social and Academic Policy

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Richard M. Lerner

Richard M. Lerner is the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and the Director of the Applied Developmental Science Institute in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University. A developmental psychologist, Lerner received a Ph.D. in 1971 from the City University of New York. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, and American Psychological Society. Prior to joining Tufts University, he held administrative posts at Michigan State University, Pennsylvania... More About Author

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