Posted: June 16th, 2022
attache are 3 of my classmates post on adolescent behavior. please respond to all three with 150 word for each reply and provide any APA reference if needed. this is due this coming Saturday at 11:59pm
Post by Terry
In the discussion of adolescent rebellion, it is important to “examine any potential environmental causes or influences of an adolescent’s maladaptive behavior” (Martin, 2014, p. 128). Most adolescents to do not intentionally set out to conduct themselves in antisocial delinquent behaviors; they normally are a result of the environment in which they live and how they react to that environment. For example, if an adolescent has a temperament which is prone to acting out or attention seeking, then he or she may not positively react to a divorce or constant bullying. Further, a child that grows up in a single parent family in a drug infested, poverty stricken neighborhood has a higher probability of engaging in delinquent behavior than a child who grows up in an affluent suburb. The problem intensifies when the adolescent has no outlet in which to express their anger and emotions. Often, these adolescents receive no guidance from home on how to react to stresses in life due to a single parent working multiple jobs in order to make ends meet or because they have no parents.
In these instances, it is critical for Christians and the Church to take these troubled adolescents into our fold and instruct them in areas they may not receive instruction by any other means. It is our duty, as stated in James 1:27, to “visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation.” If we, as a Church, were more interested in looking after the fatherless in their communities, we could cut our juvenile delinquent problem in half. Concerning the fatherless and poor, Psalm 81:5 tells us that they walk in darkness without understanding. They need the Gospel brought to them and instructed to them with love and compassion.
Martin, M. E. (2014). Introduction to human services. (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Post by Melissa
Teen pregnancy is an important issue that is currently occurring in the human services field. One of the primary causes of teenage pregnancy is having sex unprotected (Understanding cause and effects of teenage pregnancy, n.d.). Other issues that occur that can bring about teenage pregnancy is drug as well as alcohol use, stressful life, being involved in the wrong crowd, being exposed to violence, living situation as well as financial difficulties (Understanding cause and effects of teenage pregnancy, n.d.). Some other causes are absent parents, lack of knowledge, being abused, being pressured by peers, and seeing pregnancy in the media (Langham, 2014).
Before, during, and after pregnancy, teens can experience even more problems. They may have more medical issues when giving birth (Bodeeb, 2014). They may not have anyone to watch their baby once they are born and may experience depression, exhaustion as well as a variety of emotional issues (Bodeeb, 2014). They may have to delay going back and finishing school (Bodeeb, 2014). They may have more financial issues and have problems with obtaining employment (Bodeeb, 2014). As a result, they probably will need some type of government assistance.
My mother had me as a teenager and tells me that the causes of her becoming pregnant were being involved in the wrong crowd as well as lack of understanding. She also felt pressured into sex by her peers who were all doing it. Her parents never told her about anything relating to sex and teen pregnancy. They would not talk about the subject at all so she felt as if she couldn’t be open with them. She became pregnant and had to drop out of school as a result to watch me. She also went through financial difficulties. Eventually her life turned around and she able to find employment and put me in daycare. She was able to finish school and to go on to college. She raised me into to the young lady that I am today and made sure that I was more knowledgeable about teenage pregnancy. She teaches me life lessons. As stated in the bible, “Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it” (Proverbs 22:6, King James Version). She tells me that Ican come to her anytime to talk about anything. In life, “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps” (Proverbs 16:9, King James Version).
Bodeeb, J. (2014). Effects of teenage pregnancy. Livestrong. Retrieved from
Langham, R.J. (Phd). (2014).What are the causes of teenage pregnancy. Livestrong. Retrieved from
Understanding cause and effects of teenage pregnancy. (n.d.). Healthizen. Retrieved from http://www.healthizen.com/pregnancy/understanding-cause-and-effects-of-teenage-pregnancy.aspx
Post by Acacia
Adolescent rebellion has always been an issue amongst families. According to Martin, adolescent rebellion can be defined as “Any behavior on the part of an adolescent that is in marked opposition to standard rules either within the family or within society in general” (Martin, 2014, p. 127). Trying to determine what may cause these behaviors can be a bit difficult. The “why” usually depends on your own individual believes as well as social norms. What one person may deem as rebellion, another may view it as the adolescent showing their individuality. (Martin, 2014, p. 127) For example, Proverbs 22:6 tells us to “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it”. We (Christians) have been taught this over and over.
Many of us believe that who our children turn out to be depends on how and what they were taught in the home. Even though, I agree with this way of teaching our children, I also believe that at some point in their life all adolescents will go through the “acting out” phase. I agree with Martin in that “Many health experts and even some parents might normalize this behavior as being typical of the majority of adolescents who are striving for independence and testing limits along the way” (Martin, 2014, p.127). With that being said, it is still vital to make sure our children are doing the right things. Ephesians 6:4 says “And, ye fathers provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord”.
Martin, M.E. (2014). 3rd Ed.) Introduction to Human Services through the Eyes of Practice Settings. Upper Saddle River, NJ. Pearson Education.
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