All Grown Up and No Place to Go: Teenagers in Crisis. Prepared by Keith Warta CI 3920 Dr. Tracy Smith Summer 2004. NEEDED:. A Time to Grow. Golden age Nuclear family -two parent family -romantic love -maternal love Adolescents perceived as immature Protective environment.
All Grown Up and No Place to Go: Teenagers in Crisis
Prepared by Keith Warta
Dr. Tracy Smith
A Time to Grow
-two parent family
Adolescents perceived as immature
-single parent, etc.
Adolescents perceived as socially sophisticated
Exposure to many destructive images
-separating out concepts, feelings, and emotions and putting those parts together into a higher ordered whole
-replacing one set of concepts, feelings, and emotions for another
-strong sense of self
-ability to postpone gratification
-less able to postpone gratification
“Starting at about the age of eleven or twelve, adolescents develop the ability to think at a higher, more abstract level than they did as children…These new mental abilities bring about a Copernican revolution in the way young people think and feel about themselves, others, and the world in general” (p. 25).
A Premature Adulthood
-the average child or teenager views 1000 murders, rapes and assaults per year on television alone
Stress and its Aftermath
Alcohol accounts for 80% of teenage deaths
45-50% violent teenage deaths
400,000 teenage alcoholics
Helping Teenagers Cope
Encourage Growth by Integration
“Even if we can’t do it all, we can do something” (p. 253).
Foothills Mental Health Point of Access
Dr. Tracy Smith