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ERIC Number: EJ814342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
The Bleedin' Obvious: Long-Term Support Reconnects At-Risk Young People
Lemmon, Alistair
Youth Studies Australia, v27 n1 p9-16 Mar 2008
Twenty young people with a history of incarceration, substance abuse and disconnection provided Whitelion with insight into "what worked" in changing their at-risk behaviours. The answer was obvious--state support beyond 18 years of age, perhaps until the mid-twenties. These young people require specialised intervention, and help accessing community structures, particularly jobs, which would ordinarily be out of reach. One program recommended as a viable model for Australian community organisations wanting to reconnect young people is the rigorously evaluated Job Corps program (USA), which integrates accommodation, long-term support and employability training programs.
Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. University of Tasmania Private Bag 64, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia. Tel: +61-3-6226-2591; Fax: +61-3-6226-2578; e-mail: information@acys.utas.edu.au; Website: http://www.acys.info/journal/overview
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia