Ch 3: Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence

About This Chapter

Improve your understanding of child and adolescent challenges with this collection of supplemental teaching resources. You'll find tips and methods that you can use to better understand common student issues and prevent their negative effects.

Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence - Chapter Summary

This series of teacher resources is designed to help instructors better understand the common challenges of childhood and adolescence. Work through the chapter at your own pace to recognize child/teen issues and apply strategies that can ensure the well-being and success of your students. The chapter is available 24/7, which helps you review these issues whenever you have spare time in your schedule.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: These resources help teachers and school staff become more aware of the issues and challenges that students commonly experience at different ages.
  • Helps educate students: The lesson resources can be shared with students to help them recognize childhood and adolescent challenges.
  • Encourages student well-being: The measures outlined in the chapter can help teachers and staff prevent instances of failure, dropout and truancy.

Skills Covered

When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize common issues with elementary, middle and secondary school children
  • Evaluate issues related to peer pressure, juvenile delinquency and substance abuse
  • Interpret at-risk youth statistics
  • Use measures that can prevent school failure, truancy and dropout

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Common Issues with Elementary School Children

1. Common Issues with Elementary School Children

While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.

Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children

2. Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children

You may have had a tough time during your middle or high school years; during that time, it's common for teens to go through various emotional challenges. Here, we will look into several issues that are commonly faced during this time.

What is Peer Pressure? - Definition & Explanation

3. What is Peer Pressure? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you'll learn who your peers are and how they can pressure you into actions that you wouldn't normally do -- peer pressure. We'll cover types of peer pressure and who is most likely to experience it.

Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse

4. Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse

In this lesson, you'll learn about many of the key factors that predispose adolescents to substance abuse, including things that may be going on at home or in school.

What Is At-Risk Youth? - Definition & Statistics

5. What Is At-Risk Youth? - Definition & Statistics

This lesson discusses how a child is classified as an at-risk youth, as well as the factors that affect the ability of those youth to become successful members of society.

What Is Juvenile Delinquency? - Definition, Theories & Facts

6. What Is Juvenile Delinquency? - Definition, Theories & Facts

In this lesson, we will define juvenile delinquency. Along with the definition, three major theories about juvenile delinquency as well as important facts are also discussed.

Preventing School Failure, Truancy & Dropout

7. Preventing School Failure, Truancy & Dropout

School failure, truancy, and dropouts are a problem for many adolescent students. This lesson will discuss the negative effects of these issues and explore strategies for preventing them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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