Outreach: Approaching the Adolescent Through Peer and Parent

By Mildred O. Heller

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1970

Jewish Community Services of Long Island launched a new drug abuse outreach program in 1969, targeting suburban, middle-class Jewish adolescents. College-aged caseworkers, who were more able to integrate into adolescent peer groups because of their appearance and lifestyle, targeted areas of adolescent culture such as pizza parlors and parks. They developed relationships with drug-abusing teens and encouraged them to seek counseling. As a secondary step in treatment, counselors alerted the individual's parents and asked them to participate in therapy sessions. The program's directors concluded that at-risk adolescents were more amenable to treatment when approached from within their own culture.

Topic: Youth, Social Work, Substance Abuse, Family, Outreach

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 47/No.2

Page Number(s): 123-128

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Long Island, New York

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Heller, Mildred O. Outreach: Approaching the Adolescent Through Peer and Parent. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1970: 123-128. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4645


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