Bridging Worlds: Understanding and Facilitating Adolescent by Joycee Kennedy

By Joycee Kennedy

With Bridging Worlds, you'll discover ways to discover the roots of adlescent difficulties – the factors in the back of signs resembling self-destructiveness, anger, recklessness, and violence. initially released in 1998, this name exhibits you the way to increase remedy instructions and considerate frames of reference that handle the issues of adlescent violence, being pregnant, truancy, and delinquency. it's going to assist you discover while the reckless, even scary, behaviour of youngsters is a cry for support and convey you what you are able to do to defuse the placement, make actual and significant connections, and provide priceless help.

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I felt good. All my emotions were left behind. I was a flesh-andblood machine feeding on dogma. I was in my own world, my own realm— living with and for myself with my own kind. It was not the same in my foster home. One o f my foster parents was Jewish! Not only that, my foster parents had all the awful 20 BRIDGING WORLDS beliefs that Jews and others have, like do well in your studies. They enrolled me in this tough inner-city high school, a product o f busing legislation, to be another token upper-class white.

Ecological factors, such as poor educational resources, neighborhood violence, and inadequate health care cause family hardship. Career fulfillment demands of parents often compete with the needs of young people. Mothers and fathers who wish to be successful at their jobs are pulled away from spending time at home. When a parent responds to the pull from home, she or he may lose the job. Layoffs from work are common in American society today. The impact of these kinds of stresses on young people can be dramatic.

I feel meaner and more subversive when I wear fatigues. Occasionally, I will wear Bugle Boys but rarely will I wear shorts. I hate shorts because my legs are somewhat scrawny and ‘‘prison pallor ” white. Basically, my clothes define who I am or at least who Ifeel I am, a Skinhead. The Dr. Martens on my feet prove it. Having lived in a large, nice house this past year, it’s not been easy to maintain the image I have o f myself. It has been comfortable Families 19 and safe but i t ’s not me. Hell, I can’t find me anyway—no matter how hard I try.

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