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Drug markets, Gangs
Vulnerability to punishment
High crime areas
Causes of Teenage Death
Teenage Car Crashes
Amanda Todd's Story
Amanda Todd's Story:
Struggling, Bullying, Suicide, Self harm
#1 Life Pressure
True or False?
Girls are more likely to attempt suicide
Boys are 2x more likely to succeed an attempt
There is a suicide Every 5 hours
Talking about suicide will prompt people to kill themselves
-change in eating and sleeping habits
-withdrawal from friends and family
-violent or rebellious behavior or running away
-Drug and Alcohol abuse
-usual neglect of personal appearance
-Radical personality change
-drawing pictures or writing poems and essay about death
-having trouble dealing with sexual orientation
- "I wont be a problem for you much longer"
- "Nothing Matters"
- "It's no use"
- "I won't see you again"
Warning Signs of Teenage Suicide
-1st step: Recognize Suicidal Behaviors
-2nd step: Support
-willingness to help
-3rd step: Seek Professional Help
Teenage Car Crashes
56 Percent of teens say they talk on the phone while driving
Statistics show that 16 and 17-year-old driver death rates increase with each additional passenger
Only 44 percent of teens said they would definitely speak up if someone were driving in a way that scared them
Crash risk for teens increase incrementally with each mile per hour over the speed limit
-Males are twice as likely as females to be killed in a crash while they're teenagers.
-55% of teens killed in car crashed were not using their seatbelts.
-31% of teen drivers were drinking alcohol at the time of their death.
-53% of teen deaths in fatal accidents occurred on the weekends and 41% occurred between 9pm and 6am
Teen Car Crashes
Safety and Protection
Decline in youth violence
–Enforcement of gun control laws
*Other mental illnesses such as Schizofrenia
*Violent video games
*Unstable family environment
Possible factors for Teen involved Homicide
Rates for Homicide
Skylar Neese (on the right)
-murdered july 2012
-Body was found 6 months later
-killed by her two best friends
listen to teen
know what your kids are up to( who they are with, where they are going)
include teens in family activities
and most important set a good example.
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-2 (2 Slides "Possible factors for Teen involved Homicide" and "Rates for teen homicide")
-4 (2 Slides "Warning Signs" and "Prevention" Teen Suicide)
- 8 (2 Slides "Teen Car Crashes" (slides 2 and 3)
-11 ( 2 Slides "Teenage Suicide Life Pressure and Acceptance" and "True and False (suicide)") (Composition of PowerPoint) (composition of PowerPoint printout) (Composition of Coversheet and Paragraphs)
- 13 (2 Slides "Teenage Homicide Skylar Neese" and "Preventing Homicide")
- 26 (1 Slide "Teenage Car Crashes Slides 1")(Contributed to Handout)
-38 ( 2 Slides "What Who how Where Why (Teen Suicide) and "Amanda Todd's Story)
- 50 ( 2 Slides "Teenage Homicide" and "Major Reasons") (contributed to Handouts)