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March 22, 2017
What is the Adolescent in Crisis?
First assess whether it is a serious crisis
Most adolescents go through periods of experimentation and risk taking but when the dangerous behaviour becomes frequent or life threatening then it is a problem
Possible causes of adolescent crisis:
stage of development where they do not perceive themselves to be at risk: personal fable (I’m unique; I can handle anything; that won’t happen to me; I can never be hurt; false sense of power)
risky sexual behaviour
stress at school eg negative peer group and social pressure
stress at home eg family conflict and discord, parental separation or divorce, parental alcoholism, drug abuse or untreated mental disorder
parental failure to provide rules, discipline and bonded relationships
a traumatic experience
unresolved childhood trauma that is not dealt with often resurfaces during adolescence and the maladaptive behav...
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