ERIC Number: ED399628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Building Self-Esteem in At-Risk Youth. Peer Group Programs and Individual Success Stories.
Frank, Ivan C.
Although the problems of high-risk youth are well known and raise widespread concern, few alternative educations exist to help troubled youth who are poor. This book describes various peer-group programs to rehabilitate high-risk youth. Following the introduction, chapter 1 describes the goals, stages, and techniques of peer-group programs. Chapter 2 evaluates the extent to which modern peer-group ideas will succeed to integrate at-risk youth. The third chapter describes how individual psychologists, counselors, teachers, and volunteers can intervene with at-risk youth. Meaningful events in the lives of professionals who work with troubled youth are highlighted in the fourth chapter. Chapter 5 describes how to create chances to provide self-esteem and to prevent the warehousing of at-risk youth. The final chapter reiterates the need for long-range group programs in highly supportive environments and community-based, long-term social programs. Appendices list the curriculum contents for Leadership Training and Drug Alcohol Prevention and Intervention (1988) and describe activities for the following sessions: peer pressure, drug and alcohol information, drugs and society, and drugs and family. An index is provided. (Contains 30 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Counseling, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Human Services, Intervention, Juvenile Gangs, Nontraditional Education, Outreach Programs, Peer Influence, Prevention, Self Esteem, Substance Abuse
Praeger Publishers, Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881 ($47.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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