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Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Joy G. Dryfoos


Children today face daunting obstacles on the path to adulthood — failing schools, dangerous streets, drug abuse, and teen pregnancy. But the good news, according to this book, is that there are many programs out there that work — models that we can apply to our own communities and our own children. This book helps us find them. Indeed, this book examines hundreds of successful programs, ideas that have worked in the real world — and in a very tough real world, at that — such as the Turner Middle School in Philadelphia, a model of the ‘university assisted’ community school. The book also studi ... More

Keywords: children, adulthood, schools, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, university assisted community school, enrichment centers, violence, DARE

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195137859
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joy G. Dryfoos, author