From 3 pm until the time an adult arrives home at 6 pm children are at risk of being introduced to and participating in criminal activity, whether it be peer pressure, gang activities, or just hanging outside. Having an extracurricular activity and a safe place to go can help prevent or minimize these activities from taking place. Without the use and access of an afterschool program many of these children especially those beginning at the age of 11 participate in gang violence and vandalism. The African American and Hispanic communities are in high demand for Afterschool programs, they are also the communities where budget cuts are high and the funding is not enough to keep a lot of these programs open. The programs that are trying to stay open have to fight and compete each year for funds just so they can have activities to provide for the youths, they try to not focus on the academics and more of being mentors, and providing a safe space so they won’t have to be outside causing and getting into trouble.
Change is when people have things happen to their circumstances and are forced to think or believe differently. Change was important because it was a dominant theme in the novel as the characters – young teenagers – were forced to cope with the devastation of their lives and their environment caused by war. The theme of change is also important because it is something that affects us all at some time in our lives. We never know what the outcome will be for us, and just hope that our personal skills will make us strong enough to cope with whatever life brings us. John Marsden shows the theme of leadership all throughout the book.
Sometimes people with jobs are one tragedy away from being homeless. Homelessness is very stressful, causing many problems such as depression, low self-esteem, and drug and alcohol abuse. Everyone is different and responds to homelessness in different ways. Children who have to deal with extreme poverty and homelessness might have trouble learning, emotional and physical problems, and bad behavior to name a few. Children find this confusing and upsetting.
Brittney Durr Mr. Bruse 5th period Juvenile Justice Essay I think yes and no about trying teens as adults. In my honest opinion, about trying teens as an adult should all depend on the crime, how old the kid is and in certain cases should check out backgrounds and family problems and how their childhood was and how it is going on right now because in some cases it can make a big difference. Sometimes kids get mixed up in the wrong crowed because of problems at home and those problems have been building up and causing some kids to be emotionally destroyed and which that could and have lead the childern to go down the wrong path, so what do you do when all those emotions come out in anger or wrose, do you get the kid the help he needs like getting him out of the bad invierment he/she is in or do you just give a court date and have the judge only look at him/her and that one crime and send them to prison for the rest of there lifes with no chance of prolly. To me i would have to look at the case and check the teens inverioment out just to see what is going on see what he does for his/her free time i would do anything to try and see if this child really ment to do what they did or if they did just out of anger and all that emtional hurt and much more and i
Back to Berkeley: High School Students Struggle With Stress, Depression By ELIZABETH HOPPERSpecial to the Planet Friday August 26, 2005 Bookmark and Share Most adults know that being a high school student isn’t easy. However, many would be surprised to learn that the vast majority of teenagers are becoming depressed and losing sleep over problems that are much less superficial than fashion or the high scho ol social scene. Bay Area psychologist Dr. Anita Barrows, who has 25 years of experience counseling children and adolescents, estimates that 60 to 70 percent of teenagers are affected negatively by stress. According to psychologists, stress can have a variety of effects on teenagers. Although the most common effects of stress are insomnia, stomachaches, headaches, anxiety, and irritability, stress can also be a major factor in depression and eating disorders.
As one’s childhood is crucial to his “emotional, physical, and cognitive development,” it also plays a vital role in his personality later in life (Santrock 362). Studies show that children of alcoholic and/or abusive parents often have an external locus of control, and often follow in their parents’ footsteps. Jones and Kinnick report that adult children of alcoholics often mistrust others, deny feelings, and exhibit aggressive behavior (59). Even as a child, the narrator probably mistrusted human relationships and interactions causing his strong connection with animals. Interestingly,
Many times, “the social support a person receives while in an interracial relationship can be either beneficial or detrimental” (Honeycutt et al). This disapproval of interracial dating could also be accredited to the well known belief that interracial dating is a sign of rebellion and angst shown by teenagers that subconsciously want to disobey their parents and go against the “norm”. Analyzing data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Kara Joyner and Grace Kao also found that “interracial dating is most common among teenagers but becomes infrequent for people approaching 30” (Jones et al). Joyner and Kao attribute this shift in attitudes to the growing importance of the opinions of the persons’ friends and family. As the individual grows up, they find themselves more sensitive to the judgement of those around them.
Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is a tragic story of Willy Loman, the father of what can be considered a typical American family. Willy’s father was never there to teach him the importance of tradition, values, or healthy opinions. Willy has spent his whole life chasing the American dream of wealth and posterity working as a salesman. Now in his sixty’s he is suffering from memory loss, he has lost his job, and has no financial security. He never knew his father so he doesn’t have a good sense of his own identity, he makes poor decisions in raising his son’s by instilling a false sense of what it takes to be successful, and allows them to steal and cheat.
The reports on cyberbullies, ruined reputations and dangers have caused so much fear against parents. They may also wonder how to be able to discuss with their kids regarding this issue. Teen suicide and self-harm are two leading effects to the cause cyberbullying. Teens may have serious thoughts of or attempt suicide various times.Teens may begin to drop weight and make cuts and bruises on their body. The self punishments for cyberbullying are becoming more serious everyday.
Adolescence for most teenagers often becomes a fluctuating emotional experience on their path to finding out where they stand in society, and who with. A huge factor in this was the rest of society's disapproval of adolescents. Pre 20th century it was a general opinion that children and adolescents were inferior to adults. The first insight into the lives of teenagers was published in 1904 (Adolescence, Stanley Hall). It provided what is known as a biological or essentialist view.