ERIC Number: ED217333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Reaching Troubled Youth: Runaways and Community Mental Health. Symposium Papers.
Gordon, James S., Ed.
This collection of essays provides an overview of runaways and runaway centers and describes specific short- and long-term services. The sections on direct services provide a basis for understanding the preventative services offered by runaway centers and the kinds of training necessary for center workers. The materials also consider the hazards and advantages of conceptualizing runaway centers as mental health centers. Other topics include peer counseling, services for urban and rural youth, long-term services, foster care options, advocacy, and youth employment along with community networks and other service strategies. References and a section describing the authors are also provided. (JAC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Youth Work Alliance, Washington, DC.