This book discusses peer group programs and long range community efforts to rehabilitate street youth, gang members, and other youth who have low self-esteem, come from dysfunctional families, and are failures in school and society in general. Through his experience and workshops, Frank has found ways for these youth to deal with their rage and shame in a productive, effective, and edifying manner. The author shows how behavior and attitude improve when the youths learn to curb their feelings of inadequacy by building positive self-esteem. This will be an excellent tool for educators, counselors, social workers, and others concerned with troubled adolescents.
About the Author:
IVAN C. FRANK is a noted American educator and expert on high-risk youth. Frank has been teaching in high schools, colleges and youth centers for over 30 years and currently runs workshops on teaching high-risk youth. His previous books include Children in Chaos (Praeger, 1992), and The Cycle of Learning (1984).