What Happens to a Community Intervention When the Community Doesn’t Show-Up?


Author: Dr. David Blumenkrantz

Community programming that addresses the dangers facing today’s youth and families abound. However, little of it appears to be based on a psychological sense of community. As sense of community declines, so do rites of passage.

This article examines a sense of community and its relationship to rites of passage. It also articulates learning opportunities for all members of a community that promotes positive youth development and community collaboration on behalf of youth and community development through rites of passage.

Written by Blumenkrantz, D. & Wasserman, D., Family Science Review, 11 (3), August 1998.

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