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ERIC Number: ED511599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Severely Troubled Children and Youth: What Everyone Needs to Know
Wilder Research
An estimated 6,000 children and youth in Ramsey County have severe, long-term difficulties that make it very hard for them to function at home, at school, and in the community. The suffering and hardship for these children and youth is severe. The harm also extends beyond the youth themselves, affecting their families, their schools, their neighborhoods, and all of the people. Without help, severely troubled youth tend to become severely troubled adults. It's not easy to help them, but it is possible. These children are not doomed. Three best ways to protect youth from severe, entrenched problems: Reduce their risks, build up their resilience (ability to cope and bounce back) and act early to head off problems. Complex, long-term problems need to be treated with approaches that are backed up by solid evidence of effectiveness. This paper discusses everything individuals need to know about the "severely troubled" youth.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wilder Research