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NCJ Number: 123165 Find in a Library
Title: Teenage Answer Book: 1
Journal: Keeping Posted  Volume:31  Issue:6  Dated:(April 1986)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): A Hirt-Manheimer
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 16
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 10 articles present the responses of mental health professionals, educators, religious leaders, and others to questions that Jewish adolescents have asked regarding peer pressure, depression, drug abuse, Jewish identity, and other topics.
Abstract: Youth are advised to recognize their uniqueness and avoid giving in to peer pressure if what is being suggested is wrong, to recognize the distinction between normal emotions and clinical depression, to seek treatment if their depression is severe, and to become involved constructively with people rather than with drugs. They are also advised not to blame themselves for their parents' divorce, to recognize their obligation to make their Jewish heritage and tradition a meaningful part of their lives, to recognize and deal appropriately with anti-Semitism, and to recognize that their parents' desire to set limits and their own desires for independence are normal. The advice also covers the nature of Reform Judaism, Zionism, and ways to approach personal relationships between Black and Jewish people.
Main Term(s): Adolescent attitudes
Index Term(s): Decisionmaking; Parent-Child Relations; Peer influences on behavior; Religion; Youth development
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