ERIC Number: ED477351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Reclaiming Our Prodigal Sons and Daughters: A Practical Approach for Connecting with Youth in Conflict.
Larson, Scott; Brendtro, Larry
Using the intervention technique of "reclaiming," this book examines the rootlessness of modern youth and provides a plan for reaching them. Reclaiming is an environment that creates changes that meet the needs of both the young person and the society. To reclaim is to recover and redeem, to restore value to something that has been devalued. Part 1 of the book, "Our Wayward Youth," examines the factors in the lives of modern children (in the family, in the educational system, and in peer relationships) that lead to conflict, delinquency, and abusive behavior. Part 2, "The Road Home," offers a four-part plan, or model, for reclaiming youth. The model includes reparenting (cultivating trust); redirecting (cultivating competence); reconciling (cultivating responsibly); and redeeming (cultivating commitment). Appended are an example of a covenant of commitment; a list of 40 assets for healthy child development; a model of reconciliation using crisis intervention; and a list of organizations involved in helping youth at risk. (WFA)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Structure, Family Support, High Risk Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Missing Children, Moral Development, Parent Child Relationship, Peer Influence, Self Esteem, Social Values, Student Needs, Values Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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