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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Social enterprise as an intervention for at risk youth: A grant proposal
by VerWys, Robert J., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 55; 10105261
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to investigate the efficacy of a social enterprise intervention’s ability to ameliorate anti-social behaviors amongst at-risk teenagers ages 15-19. An extensive literature review was performed to investigate effective intervention strategies for teenagers exhibiting risky behaviors. The findings from this review suggested that the integration of positive youth development, and social emotional learning into a social enterprise would be an effective model of intervention with at-risk youth. Upon a review of the literature it was found that there is a lack of research regarding the efficacy of social enterprise interventions, particularly with youth, and this study should serve as motivation for further investigation. The findings of this study have several implications for practice that include considerations for diversifying and improving the methods used to prevent and intervene with at-risk youth. Submission for funding was not required to successfully complete this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Pasztor, Eileen M., Washington, Thomas A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: At risk youth, Interventions, Social enterprise, Youth employment
Publication Number: 10105261
ISBN: 978-1-339-68747-6
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