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Miller, Teresa Northern; Leslie-Toogood, Adrienne; Kaff, Marilyn – Principal Leadership, 2005
Adolescents today face increasing challenges, while the support systems that should help them meet and surmount those challenges are rapidly disappearing. Yearly statistics on teen substance abuse, depression, suicide, and violent crime continue to escalate. Teens with low attachments to school are most vulnerable because they are less likely to…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Functional Behavioral Assessment
Elias, Maurice J. – Principal Leadership, 2001
Middle schools represent challenges that strongly affect how much energy and focus students bring to academic learning. Kids must develop skills to resist inappropriate sexual behaviors and analyze stressful social situations. Schools should encourage students to develop certain developmental assets: appreciation, belonging, confidence,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affiliation Need, Developmental Psychology, Emotional Development