As the at-risk youth get older, they need to start making their own decisions about how to be healthy.
When you buy a new car, you get a manual that tells you about all the parts and how to take care of the car. However, no one receives a manual like this when you are born.
Utilize ARISE Homosapiens Parts Operations and Maintenance Manual as part of the life skills lessons you teach the youth in your charge.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice “there are more than 24,500 different youth gangs around the country, with more than 772,500 teenage and young adult members. A gang is defined as a group of people who engage in joint violent, illegal, or criminal activity. Teenagers join gangs for excitement and a sense of belonging.”
If youth are encountering gangs in school or in the community, they need opportunities to talk about these issues with adults.
Children look to their fathers to lay down the rules and enforce them. They also look to their fathers to provide a feeling of security, both physical and emotional. An involved father promotes healthy development in his children.
Life is complicated. We are forced to navigate the world of work and of our home life. We need to bring our whole selves to work by dropping the stress, worry, anxiety, and guilt at the door. When we leave to go home, we need to bring our positive selves home and leave the stress, worry, fears, and anxiety collected from dealing with the day’s events at the door. This is a tough challenge for everyone. We all need to improve our mental health. We need ARISE life skills for adults.
Research has shown that gratitude plays a big role in an adult’s wellbeing and success.
Recent studies are showing that gratitude is beneficial in children and young adolescents. Grateful adolescents are happier and more optimistic and satisfied with their lives and more engaged in school.
Middle school is a time of immense growth and development and at the same time emotional turmoil in which there are peer conflicts, conflict with adults and conflicts with themselves. Here are strategies to share to help middle school at risk youth develop conflict resolution skills.
Children and teens who live in long-term foster care experience higher rates of behavioral and emotional problems compared with their peers who are reunited with their families or adopted, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.