Identifying and Mitigating High Risk Behaviors in Youths

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1 Identifying and Mitigating High Risk Behaviors in Youths

2 Objectives Learn how to identify youths participating in high risk behaviors Learn the necessary steps to address child s needs

3 Percentage of all Teenage Deaths

4 Death Rates by Age and Sex

5 Elements of High Risk Behaviors Behaviors are established during youth persist into adulthood interrelated Impacts physical health life expectancy educational outcome psychosocial adjustment successful transition to adulthood Are Preventable!

6 Exponential Effect Single high risk behavior not uncommon for teenagers Still a danger Multiple high risk behaviors inflates the overall risk

7 Common High Risk Behaviors Gang involvement/activity Substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, drugs) Violence (offender) Violence (victim) High Risk Sexual Activity Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) Eating Disorders Suicidal Ideation

8 Gang Involvement Gang friends/gang parties New nickname Change in appearance Colors/Teams Change in attitude towards family, friends, and authority figures Develops an unusual desire for privacy Changes in friendships Defiance - frequently breaking curfew, having run-ins with the law, breaks school or parental rules consistently

9 Gang Involvement Cont. j Cash/merchandise Gang tattoos Draws gang symbols on books, furniture, clothing, body Spray cans, paint marks on clothing or backpacks, wide tipped markers, blank stickers Disinterest in school and other previous activities Develops obsession the gang lifestyle (music, videos, movies)

10 Gang Involvement These signs do not automatically indicate that the child is in a gang. Glamorized gang culture Unaware of association

11 Substance Abuse Paraphernalia/packaging Drug logos Change in peer group Carelessness with grooming Decline in academic performance Missing classes or skipping school Loss of interest in favorite activities Trouble in school or with the law Changes in eating or sleeping habits Deteriorating relationships with family members and friends

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15 Violence (Offender) Detachment Withdrawal Perceptions of hopelessness Threats and the efforts to establish the means and opportunity to carry out the threats Disciplinary problems in school and/or delinquent, criminal activity in schools or communities Unusual interest in weapons, bombs, and violent forms of entertainment Abuse of animals, suicide threats or attempts, self-mutilation, etc.

16 Violence (Victim) Unexplainable injuries Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry Frequently feeling sick Changes in eating habits Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem Self-destructive behaviors

17 High Risk Sexual Activity Sexting Depression STDs Pregnancy

18 Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) Suddenly withdraws or seeks isolation Carries a lot of cash Maintains poor personal hygiene Dresses inappropriately for the weather or setting Resists being truthful or open Sustains bruises or unexplained injuries Dates a much older person Chats on the internet with strangers Misses normal activities, with unexplained absence Displays a distinctive tattoo or branding mark

19 Eating Disorders Preoccupation with body or weight Obsession with calories, food, or nutrition Constant dieting, even when thin Rapid weight loss or weight gain Taking laxatives or diet pills Compulsive exercising Making excuses to get out of eating Avoiding social situations that involve food Going to the bathroom right after meals Eating alone, at night, or in secret Hoarding high-calorie food

20 Suicidal Ideation Making suicidal statements Preoccupied with death Giving away belongings Withdrawing from friends and family Aggressive or hostile behavior Neglecting personal appearance Running away from home Risk-taking behavior, such as reckless driving or being sexually promiscuous A change in personality

21 Outcomes The best intervention programs reduce recidivism by as much as 40% and average programs as much as 12% (American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2001)

22 Lowest Success Rates Boot camps Programs aimed at getting tough on crime

23 Highest Success Rates Know resources in your area Prevention efforts need to begin early Make a referral to specific agency Address more than the identified risk factors

24 Highest Success Rates, cont. Individual counseling Family counseling Substance abuse counseling Community service Extra-curricular activities Tutoring Employment services

25 Resources Girls and Boys Town National Hotline hours 7 Days a week Bilingual Free parenting help, call with any problem, anytime. 1 (800) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 211- United Way Covenant House Hotline hours 7 Days a week Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.

26 References Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Excerpts from Child Trends' series of Research-to Results Briefs on Preventing Multiple Risky Behaviors among Adolescents: Seven Strategies PsycEXTRA Dataset Gang Alternatives Program (GAP) Partnership for Drug-Free Kids School Security Risk Factors ikeepsafeorg RSS Street Hope Advice for Parents, Family Members, and Friends WebMD Katherine Feature - Youth violence Linda Dahlberg - Lloyd Potter - American Journal of Preventive Medicine Linking the prevention of problem behaviors and positive youth development: Core competencies for positive youth development and risk prevention Nancy Guerra - Catherine Bradshaw - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development 2008

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