Sense of Community and Positive Adult Beliefs Toward Adolescents and Youth Policy in Urban Neighborhoods and Small Cities

  title={Sense of Community and Positive Adult Beliefs Toward Adolescents and Youth Policy in Urban Neighborhoods and Small Cities},
  author={Shepherd Zeldin},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  • S. Zeldin
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
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