The Effects Of Different Form Of Counseling On At Risk Adolescents

2003 Words Dec 1st, 2016 9 Pages
An adolescents risk behavior is influenced by their social background, specifically the community that they live in. Teens raised in disadvantaged communities have higher rates for identifying as at-risk adolescents. The focus of our research group project is to provide a diversity of resources to increase youth development and too moderate or diminish the hazardous influences from poor communities. How can we provide a diversity of resources to increase youth development? My own research will look at the question through the scope of Social Sciences in the discipline of Psychology by working with adolescents from middle school to high school in a field experiment. Previous researchers have followed up on the effects of different types of programs that claim to diminish teen risky behaviors, specifically counseling programs and their different procedures. My own research will examine the variations within counseling methodology and their effects: what are the effects of different form of counseling on at-risk adolescents?

Michael J. Mason, Nikola M. Zaharakis, and Roy Sabo all created a controlled field test aimed at identifying the best “social stress and substance use” prevention program that would protect adolescent vulnerable to unhealthy lifestyles (Mason, Zaharakis, Sabo, 2016). One hundred and nineteen urban adolescents identified through previous records of substance use or as at-risk adolescents were submitted to a 6 month trial. The participants were randomly…

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