Copy Of Hanna Is Demystifying The Teen Party Scene

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Copy Of Hanna Is Demystifying The Teen Party Scene

  1. 1. Demystifying the Teen Partying Scene A Community of Care Presentation from The York School
  2. 2. Adolescent Beliefs <ul><li>Everything is negotiable. </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing should be difficult, boring, uninteresting, or unpleasant. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults are just the same as kids, only not as smart. </li></ul><ul><li>If I don’t get what I want, it is unfair and the end of the world is in sight. </li></ul><ul><li>I have a short attention span and a low tolerance for pain - it is your job to make everything quick and painless. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Insights into Adolescence that can make your life easier…. <ul><li>Embarassment </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all new. </li></ul><ul><li>They have to do things they don’t like </li></ul><ul><li>Choices </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Do They Need from Us? <ul><li>Adult Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Acknowledgement </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries and Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Value and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Social Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy and Respect </li></ul><ul><li>An Ethical Compass </li></ul>
  5. 5. Substance Use Review
  6. 6. It’s a Fact!
  7. 7. <ul><li>DOOM </li></ul><ul><li>GLOOM </li></ul><ul><li>… And HOPE </li></ul>
  8. 8. Facts: <ul><li>Between ‘94-’00: </li></ul><ul><li>Drug use up 33% </li></ul><ul><li>Use of hallucinogens up 54% </li></ul><ul><li>Use of cocaine up166% </li></ul><ul><li>Use of marijuana up 37% </li></ul>
  9. 13. Facts: <ul><li>Hospital emergency room visits up </li></ul><ul><li>Main drugs = alcohol, marijuana, ‘ecstasy’, cocaine. </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana today is far more potent than marijuana 25 years ago. </li></ul>
  10. 14. Parent Attitudes <ul><li>65% of parents believe </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>40% of parents think </li></ul>
  11. 15. Parent Attitudes National Center On Addiction and Substance Abuse <ul><li>94% of parents say… </li></ul><ul><li>64% of teens say ….. </li></ul>
  12. 16. Drug Use Among Ontario Students 1977–2005 CAMH Research
  13. 17. Teen Attitudes and Perceptions <ul><li>Perceptions of Risk of Harm and Disapproval </li></ul><ul><li>regular marijuana use (53%) </li></ul><ul><li>daily drinking (32%) </li></ul><ul><li>daily smoking (28%) </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Availability </li></ul><ul><li>(“easy” or “very easy” to get the drug) was highest for </li></ul><ul><li>Cigarettes(57%) </li></ul><ul><li>alcohol (57%) </li></ul><ul><li>cannabis (46%) </li></ul>
  14. 18. SUMMARY <ul><li>Some Encouraging Findings </li></ul><ul><li>There are many findings in this report that should be viewed as encouraging.. </li></ul><ul><li>Cigarettes : The majority of students do not smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol: The drinking prevalence among all students has declined </li></ul><ul><li>Binge drinking is also lower </li></ul>
  15. 19. <ul><li>More students in 2005 report being drug-free </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol and cannabis use declined among 7thgraders </li></ul><ul><li>Use of LSD also continued on the downward trend </li></ul><ul><li>The use of other illicit drugs also declined in 2005 </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>Changes in personality such as mood swings, hostility or depression. </li></ul><ul><li>Decline in grades, loss of interest in school, sports and other activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Changing friends, especially if the new friends have a reputation for alcohol and drug use. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking the normal household rules on a regular basis. </li></ul><ul><li>The disappearance of money or valuable possessions. </li></ul><ul><li>Vague physical complaints, frequents illness or accidents. </li></ul><ul><li>Disappearance of your liquor supply (or watered down bottles) or missing prescription drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>Obvious signs of drug use such as empty bottles, pipes, mirror and razor blades, or rolling papers. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical signs such as slurred speech, giddiness, reddened eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>Legal problems such as DWI (driving while intoxicated), disorderly conduct charges, fighting, sexual assault. </li></ul>Ten Tips to Detect Alcohol/Drug Use in Your Adolescent
  17. 21. Demystifying the Teen Partying Scene Part II A Community of Care Presentation from The York School
  18. 22. <ul><li>25% of boys and girls in Grade 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Agree or Agree </li></ul><ul><li>32% of boys and 25% of girls in Grade 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Agree or Agree </li></ul>I often have a hard time saying “No”.
  19. 23. I have confidence in myself. <ul><li>Boys in Grade 7, 9 & 11 81%-85% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 7 are less likely – 78% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 9 even less likely – 67% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 11 – 69% </li></ul>
  20. 24. I like myself . <ul><li>Boys in Grade 7, 9 & 11 >85% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 7 81% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 9 73% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 11 78% </li></ul>
  21. 25. By Grade 7: <ul><li>49% of males </li></ul><ul><li>35% of females </li></ul><ul><li>Said they have French kissed </li></ul><ul><li>33% of males </li></ul><ul><li>23% of females </li></ul><ul><li>Report touching below the waist </li></ul>
  22. 26. “ It is alright to have casual sex.” <ul><li>Boys in Grade 9 54% </li></ul><ul><li>Boys in Grade 11 66% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 9 29% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 11 32% </li></ul>
  23. 27. Experiences oral sex at least once. <ul><li>Boys in Grade 9 32% </li></ul><ul><li>Boys in Grade 11 53% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 9 28% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 11 52% </li></ul>
  24. 28. Experienced sexual intercourse at least once <ul><li>Boys in Grade 9 23% </li></ul><ul><li>Boys in Grade 11 40% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 9 19% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 11 46% </li></ul><ul><li>First act of sexual intercourse at 16.5 yr old </li></ul>
  25. 29. Reasons for having sexual intercourse the first time. <ul><li>Boys in Grade 9 Love 54% </li></ul><ul><li>Curiosity 23% </li></ul><ul><li>To lose virginity 12% </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs/alcohol 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in Grade 9 Love 60% </li></ul><ul><li>Curiosity 12% </li></ul><ul><li>Carried away 14% </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs/alcohol 9% </li></ul>
  26. 30. Talking with parents about sex: <ul><li>20% of males </li></ul><ul><li>35% of females </li></ul><ul><li>Report that it is very difficult to talk to either mother/father </li></ul>
  27. 31. Sources of Sexuality Info. <ul><li>For males: #1 is school </li></ul><ul><li>#2 is internet </li></ul><ul><li>#3 is T.V. </li></ul><ul><li>For females: #1 is school </li></ul><ul><li>#2 is friends </li></ul><ul><li>#3 is mother </li></ul>
  28. 32. Talking about sex with teens: <ul><li>Use tools to make discussion IMpersonal </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about your own experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t advise unless you’re asked to </li></ul><ul><li>By talking, you give the impression that you are able to discuss the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Accept that silence is ok as a response </li></ul><ul><li>When the child’s health & safety is on the line, force the talk. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a surrogate </li></ul>
  29. 33. <ul><li>Respect that figuring out own values </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge his/her feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Some things you are not going to know, some things you don’t want to know, and some things you need to know. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk before it becomes an emergency </li></ul>

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