How can you tell if your child is at-risk? If your child is struggling with any of the following issues, he or she may be at risk:
- Anger issues
- Defiance issues
- Drug Substance abuse (drug, alcohol or medication)
- Poor academic performance
- Poor sense of commitment to responsibilities
- Poor family relationships
- Socially withdrawn/poor social relationships
- Negative/harmful peer relationships
- Self-destructive behavior (e.g. climbing rooftops)
- Deliberate self-harming (e.g. self-inflicted cuts on the wrist)
- Carrying/keeping contraband or illegal items
- Sexually promiscuous
Typically, children who are “at-risk” struggle to cope up with the stress of their lives. Due to pressure, these children are more likely to break down mentally. Whether to gain attention or as a means to get what they want, they involve in self-destructive behaviors and harmful actions that not only compromise themselves but other as well. If you suspect your child being at-risk, you need to take action now before it is too late.
Welcome to At Risk Youth Programs
At Risk Youth Programs is a comprehensive online resource for anything you need to know about at-risk youth. Peruse our large selection of topics ranging from teenage problems, root causes for teenage problems, and its solutions and interventions. Arm yourself with the knowledge that can help your teen and your family recover from this crisis.
Why At-Risk in Youth Happens
There is a widespread belief that the at-risk prevalence in youth nowadays is much higher than in the past. According to experts, this is due to the new culture that emphasizes in materialism, social cohesion and the cult of celebrity which young people readily embrace and aspects like morals and ethics usually goes into the backseat. New, highly effective forms of media, such as the internet and cell phones give high public visibility to all types of misbehavior, which unfortunately, teens would follow.
A timely intervention is what an at-risk youth need. If you don’t act now, the problems your teenager is having could get worse, and it will have a profound effect on his or her future life.
Please fill out our online form and one of our counselors will contact you and decide the best intervention for your child.