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NCJ Number: 150553 Find in a Library
Title: Caution: Adolescents at Risk
Author(s): K Burke
Corporate Author: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
Sale Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Bldg 31, Room 2A32, MSC 2425
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video presents case studies of youth from various areas of the United States who took risks that contributed to their deaths or undermined their healthy or constructive development.
Abstract: The case studies consist of interviews with the youths or with family members in the case of a death, along with video reviews of their activities and current lifestyles. The youths portrayed come from small towns, suburbs, urban areas, and an Indian reservation. The risks that have affected their lives include drug abuse, running away from home, attempting suicide, criminal behavior, gang membership, riding with a dangerous driver, and hanging out at a club where a random shooting resulted in a youth's death. Each of the youths or a family member analyzes the behaviors and attitudes that led to a crisis in their lives. In most cases, the youths were able to find the help they needed in order to cope with and learn from the effects of their risk-taking. The video lets the youth and their affected families tell their stories without comment or lecture from a narrator. Viewers are left to draw their own conclusions about the youth's experiences.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile drug use; Juvenile suicide; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Note: Color VHS video, 21 minutes
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