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- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 128.00
Scientific research and science-guided practice based on the promotion of an individual's strengths constitutes a radical shift in a new and growing area of study within the field of human development. Its trademark term is `positive youth development'. This approach to human development is based on the idea that, in addition to preventing problems,... more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.99
Cross Over Troubled Waters Hope is like the stars?always there, yet shining brightest in the blackest of nights. It is like the dawn, always rising anew. Hope is for everyone, and that includes you. This collection of more than twenty true stories from a ranch of rescued dreams unveils the heart of true strength and the character of genuine courage.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95
Disaffected youth has been a subject of increasing attention in recent years, and one of the most talked about forms of intervention in this difficult area has been 'mentoring'. This book, based on a large-scale research study, examines the lives of a large group of 'disaffected' young people, and considers the impact that involvement in a mentoring... more...
- World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 29.99
Youth at Risk in Latin America provides evidence-based guidance to policymakers that will help increase the effectiveness of their youth investment program. Drawing on the authors' detailed analyses, the book describes twenty-three policies and programs that youth development experts agree are the basis of a quality youth development portfolio,... more...
- Search Institute Press 2006; US$ 22.95
Mentoring gets a face lift in this handbook for fostering a healthy, successful mentoring program. Developed with input from Big Brothers Big Sisters and MENTOR/The National Mentoring Partnership, this guide provides a comprehensive approach that factors in the needs of the entire mentoring team, including program leaders, mentors, mentees, parents,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00
One of the most important public policy issues in the United States is how to improve the life prospects of disadvantaged youth who, in their formative years, face low-quality school systems, poor access to health care, and high-crime environments. The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth includes a broad range of research examining various aspects... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 62.00
The stories of four among hundreds of runaway youths treated in Slesnick's program illustrate points in this volume, which offers a summary of the information known about runaway and homeless children and teenagers. In addition to describing the breadth of this problem, this book explains different types of runaway and homeless youths, and why they... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95
Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities, Working with Young Women presents a multitude of opportunities for young women to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness. From art activities to life story work, the author offers ideas for a wide range of projects, games, discussions, drama and role-play to engage and motivate. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95
Working with Young Men offers a wealth of positive group activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men. Designed to help them improve their self-esteem and develop leadership skills, this book is full of fun and imaginative activities that explore issues such as anger, peer pressure, risk-taking and emotional health and well-being. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2005; US$ 24.00
This volume is a collection of chapters covering various aspects of the youth problem. Besides examining the causes of the problem and the principles behind the solution, different and effective approaches in working with the various categories of at-risk youths are introduced. The overall aim is to help this group of young people to lead a healthy... more...