Faculty Publications

Title

Harm reduction: A model for social work practice with adolescents

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Adolescents, Client-centered approach, Harm reduction approach, High-risk adolescent behavior, Strengths perspective

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Social Policy Journal

Volume

3

Issue

2

First Page

19

Last Page

37

Abstract

A practical antidote to the war on drugs, the harm reduction approach seeks to meet clients where they are, establish rapport and help them modify or give up their risk-taking behavior. This article presents the case for harm reduction techniques for work with youth whose risk-taking behavior is problematic. Emphasis is on drinking, drug use, and high-risk sexual activity. © 2004 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2004

DOI of published version

10.1300/J185v03n02_03

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