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NCJ Number: 118208 Find in a Library
Title: Our Troubled Teens
Project Director: M Moeller
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Washington, DC 20036
Metropolitan Life Foundation
New York, NY 10010
Type: Overview Text
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The leading factors in crime, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide, and a decline in achievement and motivation are a loss of meaning, purpose, and significance to life.
Abstract: Other factors are weak or nonexistent relationships with adults at home and school; drug and alcohol abuse; and exposure through the media to drinking, violence, and sexuality. To correct these problems, networks need to be built between neighborhoods and communities, young people must be given a meaningful role, the parenting process must be strengthened, and the skills necessary to function as an adult such as assertiveness, communication, and leadership must be taught.
Main Term(s): Juvenile treatment methods
Index Term(s): Adolescent parents; Children at risk; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile suicide
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