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Adolescence, Risk and Resilience: Against the Odds

Adolescence, Risk and Resilience: Against the Odds

John Coleman (Editor), Ann Hagell (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-02502-4

Dec 2007

210 pages

$134.95

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Adolescence is often portrayed as an age of particular risk. Adolescents are not only considered a risk to themselves, but also to the rest of society. As a society, we are nervous of them, and consider them vulnerable, yet the seeds of successful and independent adult life are laid down in adolescence, and they need all the help and support that they can get at a challenging time. Adolescents at Risk: Against the Odds looks in depth at some of the key risks faced by adolescents, and at some of the ways in which they can be alleviated. The book is structured according to the operational challenges the research informs.

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Chapter 1 The Nature of Risk and Resilience in Adolescence 1
John Coleman and Ann Hagell

Chapter 2 The Role of the Family 17
Catherine O’Brien and Jacqueline Scott

Chapter 3 Growing Up in Substitute Care: Risk and Resilience Factors for Looked-after Young People and Care Leavers 41
Sue Mills and Nick Frost

Chapter 4 Sex and Risk 63
Jennifer J. Pearce

Chapter 5 Mental Health and Mental Disorders 89
Panos Vostanis

Chapter 6 Young Disabled People 107
Kirsten Stalker

Chapter 7 Anti-social Behaviour 125
Ann Hagell

Chapter 8 Social Exclusion, Risk and Young Adulthood 143
Robert MacDonald

Chapter 9 Adolescence, Risk and Resilience: A Conclusion 165
John Coleman and Ann Hagell

References 175

Index 191

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  • Up-to-date, comprehensive and written for student/professionals
  • “Risk” is a big topic in adolescence studies