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Adolescence: Growing Up in America Today

Joy G. Dryfoos and Carol Barkin


Of the 33 million adolescents in the United States, almost 10 million are at risk of failing to become responsible adults. They attend schools that do not serve their needs, lack the support of caring adults, and, as a result, are alienated from mainstream society. African-American and Hispanic children, increasingly segregated in disadvantaged neighborhoods, are particularly vulnerable. This book takes a close look at the lives of young people, identifies some of their problems, and presents solutions based on state-of-the-art prevention and treatment strategies. The chapters examine importan ... More

Keywords: responsible adults, schools, African-American children, Hispanic children, segregation, disadvantaged neighborhoods, parents, adolescents, quality of life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179613
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joy G. Dryfoos, author

Carol Barkin, author