The author, now serving as Minister of Education for a California Methodist Church, directs her text to the growing instance of delinquency. Fully aware that today's juvenile offenders are tomorrow's potential criminals, Blanche Carrier suggests a knowledgeable and highly pragmatic approach to parents. Discussing various trouble areas--family conflict, gang influences, sexual confusion--she draws heavily from current sociological writings and from specific experience. Strongly prone to a religious as well as clinical attitude, this book will find a practical use in families who tend toward religious participation. Not for the family of the pathological offender, but for those parents who, aware of the stresses modern life places on the child, would equip him with that most formidable of all weapons- security.