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By Inger P. Davis

ISBN-10: 9400949847

ISBN-13: 9789400949843

ISBN-10: 9401087067

ISBN-13: 9789401087063

This e-book offers with methods of assisting households do something about the trouble of rais­ ing young people. specialist social staff - besides different human ser­ vice pros - come across those households in different settings: baby welfare and relations carrier organisations, hospitals, faculties, neighborhood psychological overall healthiness clinics, residential remedy facilities, juvenile halls and detention facilities, leisure and vocational education firms, and so forth. whereas households from all walks of lifestyles could be present in those settings, households who've suffered the extra stresses of poverty, discrimination, and the results of actual and psychological disease are typically overrepresented. Even less than the easiest of situations, the adolescent years frequently placed the most powerful kin buildings to the try out - occasionally to the verge of collapse. a contemporary nationwide research of over a thousand typical, middle-income, ­ father or mother households reviewed the strengths, stresses, and satisfactions of the kinfolk lifestyles cycle (Olson and McCubbin 1983). As many could anticipate, households with teens have been came across to adventure extra rigidity and reduce degrees of relatives adaptability, team spirit, and marital and kin pride than the other developmental degree. The households with kids who fared top have been people with such marital assets pretty much as good communique and clash solution abilities, pleasing sexual relatives, and stable parent-adolescent communication.

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Finally central ideas from stage and continuity theories on adolescent psychological development were introduced. The conclusions arrived at by Michael Rutter (1980) in his extensive review of adolescent development, which included many more British studies than this review, seem to pertain to this chapter as well. He states that most adolescents are not as socially alienated or psychologically disturbed as might be expected, considering the marked changes in physical growth and hormonal production impacting the adolescent's assertiveness, emotions, and sex drive.

Mistrust Autonomy vs. Shame, Doubt Initiative vs. Guilt Industry vs. Inferiority Identity vs. Identity Diffusion Intimacy vs. Isolation Generativity vs. Self-Absorption Integrity vs. Disgust, Despair Each developmental task has its time of ascendancy, precipitated by the individual's readiness and the pressures of society and occurring in the same 30 ADOLESCENTS: THEORETICAL AND HELPING PERSPECTIVES sequence for all people. The phases are epigenetically interrelated in that task achievement or crisis resolution at each stage is dependent on the timing and nature of resolutions of previous stages and consequently will impact outcomes of later developmental stages.

So far this book has highlighted the biological-instinctual, psychodynamic, behavioral, and social psychological schools of thought as they 40 ADOLESCENTS: THEORETICAL AND HELPING PERSPECTIVES reflect on adolescent development. Important theorists have been left out; some of them will be introduced in later chapters as called for by the subject matter at hand. Our expectations of change, assessment, and intervention planning and processes are necessarily tied up with the practitioner's view of man as drawn from the various theoretical frameworks to which one is explicitly or implicitly committed.

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