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The recent Acting Deputy National Director of the Job Corps program offers his Streetwise Strategy--practical steps for bringing disenfranchised teens off the streets and back into mainstream society.
I have a 16-year old grandson I've raised. I'm using your techniques at home and he is responding. Thank you. -- D.H., San Antonio, TX This book is excellent in terms of helping understand why teenagers get into trouble. Additionally, I consider it to be a textbook for community change. It gives a message of faith and optimism that should give us new resolve in the never-ending community building obligations that we all share. -- Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks, Executive Director Emeritus, NAACP Presents a compelling, sensible explanation of why and how young people make the choice between the street and the mainstream. More importantly, it presents a practical, effective strategy that positions adults to engage youth currently living the street life in a process that will guide them to become productive adults. -- Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Author of But I'm almost 13! (McGraw-Hill) Takes the reader on a thought provoking journey, filled with poignant observations, sound conclusions and practical advice. The hard hitting text will resonate with anyone who has dealt with the frustrating complexities of teenage turmoil. -- Dr. F. Craig Sudbury, Vice President of Program Development, Management and Training Corporation A great tool with great insight. There are not many people in America who would not benefit from reading this book -- Col. Herbert P. Fritts (Retired), Director, Louisiana National Guard Job Challenge Program Provides practical insight from the author's own experiences on the streets and his work with troubled youth. His writing [style] and extensive use of examples allow for easy reading and application of his advice. Youth Today A powerful book. I have a teenage daughter and the book is now a part of my must-have-toolkit. -- M.K., Washington, DC Clearly aimed at people who are out in the trenches dealing with teenagers, and well crafted to reach those people. It makes a great deal of sense. -- Dr. Donald Arnstine, Professor Emeritus of Education, University of California - Davis. Author of Democracy and the Arts of Schooling (SUNY Pre A must read for anyone who knows a teenager in trouble or headed for trouble. The premise of the book is brilliant, and the suggested interventions are actual tools that work! We have purchased a copy for every employee in our company. -- Dr. Jennifer Wild, President, Applied Technology Systems, Inc. It is definitely an eye opener and a useful tool for those of us who work with or have teenagers in our home or care on a daily basis. -- Booker T. Jones, President and CEO, MINACT, Inc. Tough, practical, and hopeful steps recommended. -- Linda Beck, Library Journal Indispensable to anyone who parents or teaches adolescents. De Olivares offers a list of practical suggestions for fostering mutual-respect. More than a how-to guide. Teacher Magazine A clear explanation of how and why teens cross into the dangerous at-risk lifestyle. VOYA
|Troubled and Troublesome Teenagers||p. 1|
|Crossing the Line||p. 9|
|The Lure of the Street||p. 31|
|What You Can Do||p. 43|
|Establishing a Nonthreatening Relationship||p. 57|
|Imposing Consequences||p. 81|
|Redirecting Talents and Abilities||p. 107|
|Drugs, Gangs, and Violence||p. 127|
|Making Choices||p. 141|
|About the Author||p. 147|
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Number Of Pages: 160
Published: September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.1 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.21