Opinion & Essays
- June, 1994 Issue #28
YOUTH AT RISK
TARGETING IN ON PREVENTION
developed by: The American Assoc. for Leisure & Recreation
One and a half years in the making, this 129 page collection of original essays is devoted to the "...statement
of the problem of youth at risk, and to the various remedies offered." "...this work is intended to serve primarily as a resource
book for all professionals working with, or concerned about, Youth at Risk."
The 22 essays, including introductions, include "Causal Dimensions of Adolescent's Drug Behaviors: A
theoretical Perspective" by Bertha Cato, Re.D., Associate Professor and Associate Graduate Coordinator of Recreation,
University of Florida; and "Youth, Education, and Leisure" by Randy B. Swedburg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Leisure
Studies, Concordia University and ELDERHOSTEL, Canada, and Felix Weekes, Inner City Program for Youth, Canadian
Association for the Advancement of People.
"The Ultimate Failure: Incarcerated Youth" by Gaile E. McCall, Re.D., CTRS, Associate Professor
of Recreation, University of Florida; and "Youth at Risk: Violence in Society" by Jill W. Varnes, Ed.D., CHES, Assistant
Dean, College of Health and Human Performance and Associate Professor of Health Science Education, University of Florida.
"Youth At Risk and Dropout Prevention: A Working Program" by William E. Milliken, President,
Cities in Schools, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia; and "Wilderness Programs and Youth at Risk: When Do They Work? A Philosophical
Ramble" by Gordon W. A. Oles, (Ph.D. in process), Teaching and Research Specialist, University of New Mexico.
"Sports Camps: An Alternative to delinquent Behavior for Native Canadian Youth Living in Remote Communities"
by Neil R. Winther, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head of the Physical Education Program, University of Manitoba,
Canada, and Paul Currie, Corporal, Aboriginal Policing Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Winnepeg, Manitoba,
Canada, and "Youth-At-Risk: Towards a New Resource" by Lon Woodbury, Educational Consultant, Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
For information on ordering copies, please contact Lon at by phone at 208-267-5550.
Copyright © 1994, Woodbury Reports, Inc. (This article may be reproduced
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