Children in Chaos: How Israel and the United States Attempt to Integrate At-Risk Youth


There is a noted connection between youth who come from dysfunctional families and have low academic skills, vague or nonexistent career goals, poor work history, drug and/or alcohol abuse, and involvement with the juvenile justice system. Frank explains the need for longer term alternative educational programs in highly supportive environments for high-risk youth. He describes the features and coverage of programs in Israel and in some American cities that have rehabilitated high-risk youth. But without more support, and especially money, more youth in the U.S. will fall into a cycle of failure.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992


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