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100 1  Ahmann, Sandra L 
245 10 Through the lens of the adolescent:  A survey of at-risk 
300    160 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 69-
       01, Section: A, page: 0174 
500    Adviser:  Patricia Mitchell 
502    Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of San Francisco, 2008 
520    Adolescence is a developmental period when experimentation
       with and adoption of new roles and behaviors occur. All 
       persons, who either work with or live with youth, have 
       become increasingly aware of the potential that exists for
       the development of at-risk behaviors during this time. 
       Media coverage, educational reform, mental health 
       programming, governmental mandates, and law enforcement 
       reporting enhance this awareness 
520    The purpose of this study was to define and identify 
       behaviors and causal factors descriptive of youth at risk 
       and to investigate prevention and intervention efforts. 
       With a theoretical foundation based on Erik Erickson's 
       life-span theory, the literature relevant to this study 
       focused on the research about Adolescent Development, Risk
       Behavior, Systems Issues, Family Structure, School 
       Environment, and Community Support 
520    This study employed a multi methods approach to the 
       research. The study began with a broad cross-sectional 
       survey in an effort to generalize results to the 
       population and then focused, in a second phase, on 
       confidential one-to-one interviews to collect detailed 
       views from the participants. Research probed the types of 
       problems that adolescents may encounter. Participants 
       responded to statements that described how they feel about
       themselves, others, and the world around them 
520    The survey was administered to 123 secondary students of 
       diverse ethnicities at five alternative education sites 
       that operate under the direction of the Sacramento County 
       Office of Education. The survey used in this research was 
       the Adolescent Psychopathology Scale-Short Form (APS-SF). 
       Results of the APS-SF indicated that Substance Abuse was 
       the most concerning reported behavior for the group and 
       fell in the Moderate Clinical Range. One-to-one interviews
       revealed that the participants believe that drugs, gangs, 
       and violence are their worst enemy, but for many 
       adolescents, this group indicated that the family is the 
       greatest challenge 
520    No one blueprint can be used for every youth, family, 
       school, or community. In a systems approach, the family 
       and the school need to reach out to other individuals, 
       organizations, and agencies in the community that impact 
       the youths' lives and form partnerships in an effort to 
       meet the needs of at-risk youth 
590    School code: 6019 
590    DDC 
650  4 Education, Sociology of 
650  4 Education, Guidance and Counseling 
650  4 Sociology, Individual and Family Studies 
650  4 Sociology, Organizational 
690    0340 
690    0519 
690    0628 
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710 2  University of San Francisco 
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