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Adolescents at Risk: Prevalence and Prevention

Joy G. Dryfoos


Seven million youngsters-one in four adolescents-have only limited potential for becoming productive adults because they are at high risk for encountering serious problems at home, in school, or in their communities. This is one of the disturbing findings in this unique overview of what is known about young people aged 10 to 17 growing up in the United States today. The book explores four problem areas that are the subject of a great deal of public interest and social concern: delinquency, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and school failure. In examining these problem areas, Dryfoos has three ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780195072686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195072686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joy G. Dryfoos, author