ERIC Number: EJ558204
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Understanding the Psychosocial Characteristics of Gang-Involved Youths in a System of Care: Individual, Family, and System Correlates.
Wood, Michelle; Furlong, Michael J.; Rosenblatt, Jennifer A.; Robertson, Laurel M.; Scozzari, Frank; Sosna, Todd
Education and Treatment of Children, v20 n3 p281-94 Aug 1997
A study of 64 gang-involved youth found that they represent all ethnic and gender groups; experience multiple child and family risk factors; present mental health, substance abuse, and academic problems; and often score within clinical ranges on behavioral and emotional indices. Non-Latina females present more internalizing and externalizing disorders than others. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth.