They live in a neighborhood full of crime therefore their main focus is survival instead of learning. Minority kids between 5th and 7th grade go from being B students to D students. As they get older their grades drop so they feel like they are not going anywhere. Sixty eight percent of inmates in Pennsylvania are high school dropouts. The average inmates sentence of 4 years cost $132,000.
For Native Americans age 15-24, the alcohol related death rate is seventeen time higher than the national average. High death rate occurs because children grow up seeing their parent, their family members and others in the community abuse drugs and alcohol. The only people that the younger generations have to look up
When people who take the drug now become extremely dependent on it, and they are so old that their body will not allow them to take it. That is when we will know how dangerous these drugs really are. A case study completed in Boston proves many college students take Adderall and abuse the drug. The study was first authored by Northeastern University, Pharmacy Professor Christian Teter, outside of the study he also found that the primary motives for illicit use were to enhance academic performance, while less than a third of illicit users intended to get high or experiment with these stimulants. Alarmingly 40% of these students still snorted other prescription
The Care Quality Commission director of operations Amanda Sherlock explained that once the investigation had been followed, it was clear the abuse in Winterbourne View was far worse than they were warned. Once the Chief Executive of Castle beck’s Lee Reed read this report he responded to the Care Quality Commission which read “we are truly sorry for the failures which led to the terrible mistreatment suffered by patients at Winterbourne View. As soon as the company was made aware of the appalling misconduct of staff at Winterbourne View, we alerted the police and other relevant authorities”. Winterbourne View was officially closed down in June 2012. Another story brought to my attention was Baby P was failed by police, social workers and lawyers.
“More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries” (The Marin Institute). With a number as high as this, lowering the drinking age would only increase this ongoing problem of underage drinking. It has even been proven by the Marin Institute to be the leading cause of death among teenagers. Many adults feel as if the 18 to 21 age groups cannot handle drinking responsibly, then they should not be permitted to use it. Alcohol is a very serious depressant and one of the leading problems for death (Hanson, 2007).
• In an average classroom of 20 children, there are most likely at least three children who are either victims or bullies. • One-half of motor vehicle accidents involving adolescents are associated with alcohol and other drugs. Methodology: This is a Quantitative study providing seemingly countless statistics, percents, and relationships between children and the “critical issues” they face today. Findings: Although poverty rates have gone down in the last 15 years, with the recent economic downturn, it is anticipated that we will again experience significant increases in children living poverty. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that children, adolescents, and young adults are disproportionately affected by violent injury and death.
U.S. divorce rates have been rising since the beginning of the 20th century. More than a quarter of people age 18-44 come from a divorced family. Psychologists have known little about the long term effect this has on kids and are just now coming out with useful information. (“BreakupBacklash”) Researcher Sara Hara Estroff Marano(www.psychology.com) found that effects of divorce depend on what happened in the marriage before the divorce occurred. For example, kids that have lots of high conflict in their family are happier after the divorce occurs.
middle and high schools that still offer sugary drinks and less healthy foods for purchase. Students have access to sugary drinks and less healthy foods at school throughout the day from vending machines and school canteens, at fundraising events, school parties, and sporting events. Children born in 2000 have a 1-in-3 chance of developing type 2 diabetes during their lifetime. If the childhood obesity epidemic is not reversed, our society will bear the pain and cost of high rates of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and other obesity-related chronic diseases. This is why we have made the necessary steps to align our local schools with "The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act" and revamping our breakfast and lunch menu so, our kids can get the nutrition they need along with the physical activity to be
This month a Rand study that followed 3,400 people from seventh grade through age 23 reported that those who had three or more drinks within the past year, or any drink in the past month, were likelier to use nicotine and illegal drugs, to have stolen items within the past year and to have problems in school. In a report issued last December, the American Medical Association found that teen drinking -- not bingeing, just drinking -- can seriously damage growth processes of the brain and that such damage "can be long term and irreversible." The AMA warned that "short term or moderate drinking impairs learning and memory far more in youth than in adults" and that "adolescents need only drink half as much to suffer the same negative effects." This exhaustive study concluded that teen drinkers "perform worse in school, are more likely to fall behind and have an increased risk of social problems, depression, suicidal thoughts and
‘Widely publicized school shootings during the late 1990’s and early years of the twenty-first century have raised public concerns about rising adolescent violence and created the perception that juvenile delinquency is increasing.’ Statistics shows that juvenile crime rates are actually declining. In 2001, the total number of juvenile arrests was 2.3 million—a figure 4 percent below the total for 2000 and 20 percent below the 1997 total….. However this is a situation that evolved over the years and has not been dealt with appropriately and it can lead to murder, burglary, suicide, school dropout and a state of depression as well. I strongly agree that juvenile delinquency is most prominent in the secondary educational system and it can hamper the child’s ability to learn and it can also cause a nervous breakdown of the child’s nervous system. The three major factors in the secondary educational system that contribute to juvenile delinquency are single parent families, delinquent peers and the mass media.