Adolescence: Contemporary Issues and Resources


Research the range of contemporary issues teenagers face today. In a 500-750 word paper, choose ONE issue (besides teenage pregnancy) and discuss its effect on adolescent behavior and overall well-being. Include the following in your essay;
1) Describe the contemporary issue and explain what external stressors are associated with this issue.
2) Outline assessment strategies to screen for this issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient. Describe what additional questions you would need to ask and define the ethical parameters regarding what you CAN and CANNOT share with the parent or guardian.
3) Discuss support options for adolescents encountering external stressors. Include specific support options for the contemporary issue you presented.