For each of the forums, your instructor will provide you with a topic that will help start your online discussion. Each forum is completed in 2 parts over the course of 2 modules/weeks. In the first module/week of the forum, you will post a thread of at least 400 words that directly addresses the prompt provided by your instructor and includes 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook . In the subsequent module/week, you will post 2 meaningful replies of at least 200 words with at least 1 scholarly source in addition to textbook. All references must be in current APA format.
Discussion Board Forum 1: (400 WORDS)
Regardless of age, each of you can see differences between the adolescent culture of your youth and the present adolescent culture. Using the Ecological Model, outline the culture in which you were a teenager and give attention to the behaviors, music, styles, and difficulties of it. Afterwards, contrast your teenage culture with today’s American teenage culture. What are the similarities? What are the differences?
Discussion Board Forum 2 Thread (400 WORDS)
Young people develop individual characteristics of likes and dislikes, talents and limitations, and strengths and weaknesses from within their unique family and community ecology. Discuss family factors that influence resiliency and include both risk and protective factors. Also include a brief discussion regarding the influence of community ecology on both risk and protective factors.
Discussion Board Forum 3 Thread (400 WORDS)
Adolescent suicide is a tragedy for all who knew the young person. Choose 1 interpersonal, family, or psychosocial characteristic of adolescents who commit suicide for your thread. Your thread should include how your chosen risk factor may contribute to cognitive distortion or cognitive rigidity.
Discussion Board Forum 4 Thread (400 WORDS)
Using the progressive, developmental model of aggression and violence, Figure 9.1 in the McWhirter text, as your framework, explain how juvenile delinquency develops over time and within context. Please include a discussion as to how the microsystems of community and neighborhood impact youth.
Clinton, T., Clark, C., & Straub, J. (2015). The quick-reference guide to counseling teenagers. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. ISBN: 9780801072352.
McWhirter, J. J., McWhirter, B. T., McWhirter, E. H., & McWhirter, R. J. (2017). At-risk youth: A comprehensive response for counselors, teachers, psychologists, and human service professionals (6th ed.). Belmont, TN: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. ISBN: 9781305670389.