Emerging needs in the context of youth with no family to lean on

Shula Mozes, Moshe Israelashvili

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Children, adolescents, and emerging adults without family to lean on are vulnerable to various negative behaviors and to becoming marginalized communities in adult society. Hence, the need for preventive and supportive interventions among these youth seems to be evident; the question is how to go about providing such interventions effectively. The importance of the period of "emerging adulthood" is even greater for children and adolescents who have been raised without their biological family's support since these youths have even greater and more varied needs than other emerging adults. This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book draws possible conceptual and applied paths for the promotion of youth without family to lean on. It highlights the important role that mentors, or similar caregivers, have in the efforts to advance the positive development of youth without family to lean on. The book presents existing applications that have already been developed in order to help youth who lack familial support. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYouth without family to lean on
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal challenges and local interventions
EditorsShula Mozes, Moshe Israelashvili
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, US
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781003124849
ISBN (Print)9780367645076, 9780367645038
StatePublished - 2023


  • *Biological Family
  • *Caregivers
  • *Intervention
  • *Mentor
  • *Emerging Adulthood
  • Marginalized Groups


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