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Department
Child and Youth Studies
Course Code
CHYS 1F90
Professor
Lauren Mc Namara

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Child and Youth Studies
CHYS 1F90
Dr. J. McNamara
Fall/Winter 2011
Mid-term assignment
Posted Thursday Oct 13th before lecture
Due Friday Oct 21th in lecture
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Adolescence
Traditional ways we think about teens
Increased risk taking
Alcohol
Drugs
Delinquency
Etc.
Highly emotional
Decision making
Struggle with parents
Stats
13,000 adolescent deaths each year
70% of these are motor vehicle, accidental, homicide, etc.
72% of teens have used alcohol
44% have tried smoking
10% have tried illicit drugs
13% have driven under the influence
46% had sex
34% had unprotected sex
Stats Cont’s
Results from the 2005 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) show that adolescents
engage in behaviors that increase their likelihood of death by:
driving a vehicle after drinking or without a seat belt,
carrying weapons,
using illegal substances, and
engaging in unprotected sex resulting in unintended pregnancies and STDs,
including HIV infection
Looking toward the short-term benefits rather than the long term consequences
Why does this occur?
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