Working with at-risk teens, including those who are homeless, incarcerated, or in foster care, is a rewarding but often challenging endeavor, especially with a growing number of at-risk teens in both urban and rural areas of the country. Based on best practices and personal experiences from many leaders in the field today, including authors Angela Craig and Chantell L. McDowell, this book shows how libraries and communities can work together to find new ways to serve this population. Packed with accessible and affordable programming ideas, ready-to-use templates, and techniques, this addition to the Teens @ the Library series Demonstrates why serving at-risk teens is important, and offers advice for gaining institutional support for outreach services Shows how to understand the needs of at-risk teens, including a discussion of the factors that place teens at risk Examines diversity within the at-risk population Suggests ways to partner with youth facilities, with real-world examples of working with non-library personnel and caregivers Provides guidance for collection and resource development Gives examples of technology-based programs to promote literacy and connectednessProven Strategies and Programs for Bridging the Gap Angela Craig, Chantell L. McDowell ... However, there are areas in which libraries are already well equipped to supply resources and support to those who seek it. ... at their loca- tions, and further, by offering programs on gaming, reading devices, laptop computers, MP3 players, and other technologies that might be unavailable to these adolescents.
|Title||:||Serving At-Risk Teens|
|Author||:||Angela Craig, Chantell L. McDowell|
|Publisher||:||American Library Association - 2013|