20 - 1 Kids on the Fringe FCE 212 April 5, 2007 2 Who are...

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1 1 Kids on the Fringe FCE 212 April 5, 2007 2 Who are the Kids on the Fringe? d Kids who are: d Geeks d Not athletic d Poor d Emotionally fragile d Loners d Low academic achievement d Unattractive/unpopular by current standards. 3 Minority Youths are also on the Fringe d Many minority youths are failing due to: d generational conflicts d maladjustment to the new world d cultural and language barriers d a general lack of direction in their lives. 4 Why are Kids on the Fringe? d Factors associated with high numbers of kids on the fringe are: d A heightened level of personal freedom. d Families with two working parents which leads to many latchkey children in our communities. d Increased academic pressure. d Cultural alienation (especially for minority youth). 5 Some Potential Stressors d The following factors correlate with, or frequently lead to, a troubled teen: d Undiagnosed learning disability. d Unhappy family life. d Family size d Traumatic illness in the family, especially if it’s a sibling because the parents may pay more attention to the ill child. 6
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course FCE 212 taught by Professor Gipson-tansil during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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