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Get Out of My Life, But First Can You Take Me to the Mall?: Working with High Risk Resistant Adolescents

Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.

Families under stress produce adolescents who are under stress.  This is especially true for families that experience alcohol and drug abuse problems, child abuse, spouse abuse, divorce, and other high risk behaviors.  Many of the young people from these families become at risk for a variety of emotional and behavioral problems.  This workshop will address the emotional and behavioral impact on youth who become "high risk" or "at risk" for a variety of problems.  Additionally, techniques for working with "resistant" adolescents will be included along with suggestions for counselors, educators and parents.

  • Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute
  • Stright Hall, Room 107E
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4405
  • Fax: 724-357-3944
  • MARTI Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Send general office email to:
  • vgarcia@iup.edu