Parenting and the home environment are normally blamed for the troubles experienced by young people. This is an over simplification.
The record demonstrates that good parents can have troubled children, and it is obvious the good children often come from less than perfect parenting and schooling. The community, the school, the 24/7 media, the Internet, drugs and the criminal element share blame with the environment.
The issue is not whom society will blame, but how can the circumstances be altered that put young people at risk? This book is part of the solution - a mentoring program.