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Title:
Teens at risk : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Ojeda, Auriana, 1977-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
A variety of factors put teens at risk / Gene Stephens -- Teens are not at risk / Mike Males -- A violent society puts teens at risk / Peggy O'Mara -- Peer pressure puts teens at risk / Kathiann Kowalski -- Gay teens are at risk / Paula Schleis and Kim Hone-McMahan -- Abstinence-only sex education reduces teen sexual activity / Robert Rector -- Abstinence-only sex education is ineffective / Deborah M. Roffman -- Teenage parents should get married / Dana Mack -- Encouraging marriage does not solve the problems associated with teenage pregnancy / Isabel V. Sawhill -- Teenagers seeking contraception should be required to notify their parents / Kevin Brady -- Teenagers seeking contraception shuld not be required to notify their parents / Center for Reproductive Law and Policy -- More teenage criminals should be tried as adults / Linda J. Collier -- Teenage criminals should not be tried as adults / Lise A. Young -- Curfew laws can reduce teenage crime and violence / J. Richard Ward Jr. -- Curfew laws do not reduce teenage crime and violence / Jordan C. Budd -- Zero tolerance laws reduce teen crime and violence / Vito A. Gagliardi Jr. -- Zero tolerance laws are unfair / James Taranto -- Age restrictions on alcohol reduce teen drinking / Steve Chapman -- Age restrictions on alcohol do not reduce teen drinking / Andrew Stuttaford -- Drug education programs reduce teen drug use / Joseph A. Santoro -- Drug education programs do not reduce teen drug use / Ryan H. Sager -- Higher cigarette taxes would discourage teen smoking / Michael Grossman and Frank J. Chaloupka -- Higher cigarette taxes would not discourage teen smoking / John Ashcroft.
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ISBN:
9780737719154

9780737719161
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In this anthology, authors discuss the various factors that put teens at risk, including teen sex and pregnancy, juvenile crime and violence, and drug and alcohol use. Authors also debate ways to prevent teens from becoming at risk.


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In this anthology, authors discuss the various factors that put teens at risk, including teen sex and pregnancy, juvenile crime and violence, and drug and alcohol use. Authors also debate ways to prevent teens from becoming at risk.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This update to the 1999 edition by Laura Egendorf presents mostly new articles. The introduction in the earlier edition focused on suicide as a predominant risk; this volume looks at the societal impact of teenage runaways and "throwaways." The book poses questions for readers to consider, recommends pieces for further study, and offers an excellent, annotated list of organizations to contact. And like the first edition, this title is divided into four main areas of concern: the factors that put teens at risk, issues of teenage sex and pregnancy, societal response to teen crime and violence, and dealing with teen substance abuse. While keeping the same high quality in the writings, the factors that this offering looks at are very different from those of the earlier book. In the first chapter of this edition, teen risk factors include peer pressure, homosexuality, and violence in society. The chapter on teen sexuality includes discussions of abstinence, teen marriage, and the problems of obtaining contraceptives. In the crime and violence chapter, articles discuss curfew laws and zero tolerance. No one volume can hope to cover such a broad and nebulous topic, but this one is timely and relevant to teens today.-Jane Halsall, McHenry Public Library District, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This update to the 1999 edition by Laura Egendorf presents mostly new articles. The introduction in the earlier edition focused on suicide as a predominant risk; this volume looks at the societal impact of teenage runaways and "throwaways." The book poses questions for readers to consider, recommends pieces for further study, and offers an excellent, annotated list of organizations to contact. And like the first edition, this title is divided into four main areas of concern: the factors that put teens at risk, issues of teenage sex and pregnancy, societal response to teen crime and violence, and dealing with teen substance abuse. While keeping the same high quality in the writings, the factors that this offering looks at are very different from those of the earlier book. In the first chapter of this edition, teen risk factors include peer pressure, homosexuality, and violence in society. The chapter on teen sexuality includes discussions of abstinence, teen marriage, and the problems of obtaining contraceptives. In the crime and violence chapter, articles discuss curfew laws and zero tolerance. No one volume can hope to cover such a broad and nebulous topic, but this one is timely and relevant to teens today.-Jane Halsall, McHenry Public Library District, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.