Adolescence, Risk and Resilience: Against the Odds (Understanding Adolescence)

Adolescence, Risk and Resilience: Against the Odds (Understanding Adolescence)

By: Ann Hagell (editor), John Coleman (editor)Paperback

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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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Dr John Coleman O.B.E is Founder of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence. He has written widely in this field, and is the former editor of the Journal of Adolescence. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford. Dr Ann Hagell is Co-Director of the Policy Research Bureau, an independent social policy centre focusing children, families and at-risk adolescents.


Chapter 1. The Nature of Risk and Resilience in Adolescence (John Coleman and Ann Hagell) Chapter 2. The Role of the Family (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 (Sue Mills and Nick Frost) Chapter 4. Sex and Risk ( Jennifer J. Pearce) Chapter 5. Mental Health and Mental Disorders (Panos Vostanis)] Chapter 6. Young Disabled Peopel ( Kirsten Stalker) Chapter 7. Anti-social Behaviour (Ann Hagell) Chapter 8. Social Exclusion, Risk and Young Adulthood (Robert MacDonald) Chapter 9. Adolescence, Risk and Resilience: A Conclusion (John Coleman and Ann Hagell) References. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/11/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780470025031
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 210
  • ID: 9780470025031
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0470025034

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