At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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January 2014

Who is at Fault?

by At-Risk.org Staff

Pointing fingers usually doesn't accomplish much. However, it is extremely valuable to know who and what is causing today's youth to become at-risk. Nothing is more destructive to a teen and their family than the abuse of alcohol and drugs; the earlier the intervention, the better. Unfortunately teens often hide their alcohol/drug usage from their family and it can take months or even years before the parents become aware…

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January 2014

Development of Juvenile Justice

by At-Risk.org Staff

Colonial times were a harsh, unforgiving time for juvenile offenders. Children were subject to the same punishments and were housed in the same deplorable conditions as adults. By the early 1800's, reformers responded to these inhumane conditions and the house of refuge came into existence. Early reformers became interested in rehabilitating rather than punishing juvenile delinquents. There was an emerging conviction that society had a responsibility to turn these young…

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January 2014

Who is At-Risk?

by At-Risk.org Staff

Many social critics argue that today’s youth face more serious and critical risks than any previous generation. Parents are convinced that their children face a major crisis. Most experts will agree that violence in schools, deteriorating family structure, substance abuse, alarming media images, and gang activity put teens at risk. Teenagers who have trouble coping with the stresses of life are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, engage…

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January 2014

What's Being Done?

by At-Risk.org Staff

Over the past decade, more and more attention has been given to the issues associated with “at-risk youth” including youth crime, violence, sex, substance abuse, poor academic performance, etc. Research shows that at-risk youth struggle with complex issues and scenarios that are brought on by peers, mentors, family members, and difficult social environments. The increased complexity of today’s at-risk youth has forced parents and federal agencies to work together…

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January 2014

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that shows up in young children, usually in their preschool or kindergarten years but, in some cases, it can get worse when a child becomes a teenager. Children and teens with ADHD are usually fairly easy to identify because of their behavior. ADHD makes it hard for kids to control their behavior and pay attention. Many children have this condition and it…

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January 2014

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff

When a teen has ADD, it can cause problems for him or her in school. It can be hard on them because if their peers find out, it can be a source of scorn or ridicule for them, making the teen years even more trying than they would have been otherwise. Fortunately, having ADD is usually pretty easy to keep under wraps. Really extreme behavior is usually seen more often…