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    What are four primary models for counseling at-risk youth and what assumptions do they hold? What implications do they have for practice?

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    What are four primary models for counseling at-risk youth and would assumptions do they hold? What implications do they have for practice?

    Counselors and educators of young offenders and other at-risk youth need to be aware of how various orientations carry different, and sometimes opposing, beliefs and assumptions which create confusion over prevention and intervention practices in community and school. Four primary models are evident (Reid-MacNevin, 1991):

    1. Societal change model. Youth crime is a product of society and its institutions (family, community, school) and is beyond the control of the individual. Intervention in this model addresses issues of poverty ...

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