Adolescence Essay Examples

Depression and Suicide in Native American Adolescents

Depression and Suicide in Native American Adolescents Introduction             The United States records the highest number of both successful suicides as well as attempted suicides on an annual basis. According to studies, 80 people commit suicide on a daily basis whereas emergency departments receive thousands of visits with cases of self-inflicted injuries (Ginsburg et al.,… View Article

Treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents

Introduction               Trauma, according to the National Trauma Society, is the among the leading causes of death in the last forty years and accounts for close to 80 percent of the general population in the US. The study shows that children and adults are the common victims; approximately half… View Article

Teen Pregnancy

  Television Media does not give a realistic image of Teen Pregnancy In the United States, teenage pregnancy has become a common occurrence with three out of ten girls getting pregnant before the age of twenty (Dooley). Most young teenagers feel as if conception will never come from their scandalous deeds but, in fact, it… View Article

The Socioeconomic Impact Of Teen Pregnancy

The socioeconomic impact of teenage pregnancy can cause a never ending cycle of poverty as well as continuing the lack of societal support structures. What causes teenage pregnancy? What types of negative effects it may have living as a teenage parent. Many wonder how to overcome the obstacles. Many teenagers often find themselves alone and… View Article

Youth Crime

Through out history, sociologists have conjured different perspectives on society and social behavior, and from these observations sociological theories have been established. This paper will be focusing on one of these theories, which is the symbolic interactionist perspective. According to symbolic interactionist perspectives, society is the sum of the interactions of individuals and groups (Murray,… View Article

Sexual absitinent

Below you will address the issue of abstinence versus sexual activity in three different ways; implications of sexual activity (this may include health issues that might arise due to sexual activity), a comparative look of rewards and risks of sexual activity and abstinence, and factual statements that a teen might use to defend a teen’s… View Article

School Should Start Later

Most students if asked would tell you that they wish school started later. Many studies have shown that a later start time for school can be quite beneficial for the students. I believe that school should start later due to many reasons that I will address. For one, if school started later students would be… View Article

Life as a Teenager in 2014

When I was younger, I always thought my parents knew everything and were never wrong. I believed that they never made mistakes, they were too old and wise. The same went for my teachers, older members of our extended family and just adults in general. I felt so safe, comforted by the fact that they… View Article

Language as a badge of identity

Language is used every day to communicate with one another but beneath that conversation lies another message. The speaker’s use of language gives listeners insight as to who they are, like a badge of identity on their chest. Australian English’s unique phonology and lexicon is recognised globally and distinguishes it from other accents, giving the… View Article

Belonging Essay

Text One: The China Coin. The China Coin is a short fiction novel for adolescents composed by Allan Baillie, released in 1991. The text explores the instinctive human need we feel to belong culturally, within our family and to belong to a peer group. Following the life of an Eurasian teenager named Leah and her… View Article

Life Transitions

The mesosystem is the second structure within Bronfenbrenner’s social ecological model. Bowes & Hayes (1999) describe the mesosystem as the interrelationships between the indivuduals in the microsystem. There is direct collaboration between the individual and their relationships between their microsystem, their behaviors, expectations and values may differ with different experiences (Bowes, Grace & Hayes 2012)…. View Article

What Adolescents miss when we let them grow up in cyberspace

“What Adolescents Miss When we let them grow Up in Cyberspace” written by Brent Staples is a great essay and has many strong points. But I’m going to disagree with this one. The fact that staples has argued that the internet is taking over teenagers social life has offended me and my generation. I differ… View Article

Adolescents as a Vulnerable Population for Obesity

The adolescent, aged 12 to 18 years, is in the stage of identity versus role confusion. Life for teens is complex and the transition from the previous stage is tremendous. Teens are expected, and desire, to commence taking charge of their lives and their futures. They make decisions about who they are and how they… View Article

The Rate and Sequence of Development in Children and Adolescents

Human development begins at conception and continues right through to adolescence after which the young adult emerges. In order to inform best practice when working with children it’s important to understand the development of children and young people and some key concepts that affect it. Areas of Development Children’s development is often thought of in… View Article