Youth Maltreatment and Juvenile Delinquency
|Above copied from Lansford JE, Dodge KA, Pettit GS, Bates JE, Crozier J, Kaplow J. A 12-Year Prospective Study of the Long-term Effects of Early Child Physical Maltreatment on Psychological, Behavioral, and Academic Problems in Adolescence. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.2002;156(8):824-830. doi:10.1001/archpedi.156.8.824|
|Above copied from Children & Schools|
"Disengaged youths lack social ties with their school, have poor relationships with teachers, feel insecure at school, and have a sense they do not belong there. Thus, efforts to engage youths should involve prevention and intervention efforts at the individual, classroom, and school level and should engage engage youths in community-based services."The above is probably one reason why activities that are not inclusive and are promoting competition like pageants, contests, and sports, tend to not work in curbing youth crime and violence. As Kimberly notes, identifying this problem is crucial in drawing what measures need to be taken. What is imperative is to develop a sense of commitment to both school and community by fostering social bonds between teachers and students, parents and children, and among students.
There is a town in the Philippines that is currently facing a problem of juvenile delinquency. Like most towns in the Philippines, the community is really a huge network of extended families, but with migration and a fast population expansion, previous tight social connections are no longer present. There are now young children who are even proudly brandishing their deadly weapons.
|Copied from a Facebook post by Maricris Madridejos Ramos|