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    The Rate and Sequence of Development in Children and Adolescents

    Human development begins at conception and continues right through to adolescence after which the young adult emerges. In order to inform best practice when working with children it’s important to understand the development of children and young people and some key concepts that affect it. Areas of Development Children’s development is often thought of in […] More

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    Adolescents as a Vulnerable Population for Obesity

    The adolescent, aged 12 to 18 years, is in the stage of identity versus role confusion. Life for teens is complex and the transition from the previous stage is tremendous. Teens are expected, and desire, to commence taking charge of their lives and their futures. They make decisions about who they are and how they […] More

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    What Adolescents miss when we let them grow up in cyberspace

    “What Adolescents Miss When we let them grow Up in Cyberspace” written by Brent Staples is a great essay and has many strong points. But I’m going to disagree with this one. The fact that staples has argued that the internet is taking over teenagers social life has offended me and my generation. I differ […] More

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    Treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents

    Introduction               Trauma, according to the National Trauma Society, is the among the leading causes of death in the last forty years and accounts for close to 80 percent of the general population in the US. The study shows that children and adults are the common victims; approximately half […] More

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    Depression and Suicide in Native American Adolescents

    Depression and Suicide in Native American Adolescents Introduction             The United States records the highest number of both successful suicides as well as attempted suicides on an annual basis. According to studies, 80 people commit suicide on a daily basis whereas emergency departments receive thousands of visits with cases of self-inflicted injuries (Ginsburg et al., […] More