Date of Award

5-1-2014

Document Type

Capstone Paper

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

Adolescence is a stage of development in which many changes are occurring; thus, a plethora of stressors and pressures affect this age group. For school-aged youth, balancing academics, family dynamics, friendships, and extra-curricular activities may be overwhelming; completing the tasks themselves is daunting as well as the desire to be successful at all of them. In addition to the typical difficulties associated with development, today’s youth are facing constant and increasing challenges, fears, trauma, and adversity, resulting in an undeniable increase in mental health issues. The purpose of this paper is to recognize the contemporary mental health issues in adolescents, and to consider how a school-based resilience program may help to address them.

Unique Identifier

wsucedcap0000004

Rights

Educational use only. All copyright protections apply.

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