Working with High Risk Youth: The Case of Curtis Jones is a work that allows high risk youths to tell their own stories from their point of view. These vignettes are discussed to give students insights into their future work environments and the mental tools they will need to adapt their personalities to their future work realities. Readers are encouraged to imagine themselves in these situations and ask how they would deal with the various characters. This work was reviewed by numerous youths and professionals within their fields to allow for their perspectives to be expressed. By using this approach, past clients have a voice in how future professionals will approach them as people.
Alex A. G. Taub, M.A. teaches anthropology at Wenatchee Valley College in the heart of Washington State. He has worked with high-risk youths for over twenty years in the fields of education, social work, the courts and diversion. His teaching focuses on how to make difficult topics interesting for students.
Student Introduction Open Letter to the Instructor Chapter 1: Face to Face Chapter 2: The Home Front Chapter 3: An Education in Educating High-Risk Youth Chapter 4: Morality Centered Questions Chapter 5: Welcome to the Hell Complaint Line - Please Take a Number . . . and Wait Chapter 6: Home Court Advantage Chapter 7: A Walk in the Park Chapter 8: Why Riot? Chapter 9: An Incomplete Sentence Chapter 10: Gunning for Trouble Chapter 11: Trial By Fire Closing Comments The Flow of Money and Authority