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High Risk

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Written by Ken MagidAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ken Magid

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • On Sale: March 1, 1989
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-34667-1 (0-553-34667-9)
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Many of today's children are in danger of growing up without a conscience-the neglected children of too-busy parents or the abandoned and abused children from disrupted or violent families. Children in this ever-growing segment of the population pose a threat to themselves, their families, and to the larger community. High Risk, a groundbreaking study, offers sobering case histories and explores the factors in U.S. society that contribute to the problem.

Magid and McKelvey then outline measures for preventing the development of antisocial behavior-including finding the best professional help if a child is at risk, minimizing the trauma of adoption and foster care, and more.

I. America-A Breeding Ground for Psychopaths? • II. A Critical Time: Attachment • III. The Bonding Breaks • IV. Treatment • V. Preventing Children Without a Conscience • Bibliography • Index