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Title Losing generations : adolescents in high-risk settings / Panel on High-Risk Youth, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1993.

Subject Youth with social disabilities -- United States.
Alt Name National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on High-Risk Youth.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Adolescents at risk -- Earnings and employment -- Families -- Neighborhoods -- Health and health care -- Academic schooling -- From school to work -- Juvenile and criminal justice -- Adolescents in the child welfare system -- Good practice : community-based interventions and services -- Conclusions and research directions.
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).
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585037582 (electronic bk.)
9780585037585 (electronic bk.)
0309052343 (pbk.)
9780309052344 (pbk.)
OCLC # 42330461
Additional Format Print version: Losing generations. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1993 0309048281 (DLC) 93004358 (OCoLC)28182843