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Meeting the Needs of Today's Teen-Ager
This article looks at issues concerning juvenile delinquency among Jewish teenagers. The author asserts that in order to address these issues, efforts must be focused on investigating cultural characteristics, families and group solidarities rather than focusing on efforts that are aimed at attacking the vague notion of delinquency. Using Robert J. Havighurt's Developmental Tasks as a guide, a piece which outlines various factors necessary for adolescent growth, the piece looks to Jewish culture and identity as areas for dealing with these factors especially in relation to the need for finding a set of values and ethical system as a guide to behavior. The author concludes by emphasizing that there is room for growth in reaching out to teenagers and their families to support their needs.
Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.
Volume/Issue: Vol. 36/No. 1
Page Number(s): 22-31
Coverage: United States
Copyright Holder: Publisher
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Ephraim, Miriam R. Meeting the Needs of Today's Teen-Ager. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1959: 22-31. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5101
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