Ch. 14 Adolescent Stress and Alienation

  1. Who are throwaways?
    adolescents who have been told to leave home
  2. What is survival sex?
    swapping sexual favors for food or shelter
  3. What is depression?
    a serious psychological disorder marked by sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness
  4. What are suicide gestures?
    suicide attempts that seem destined to fail and that really are cries for help rather than true attempts
  5. What is anorexia nervosa?
    an eating disorder characterized by an obsession with food and with being thin
  6. What is bulimia?
    an eating disorder characterized by binge-eating episodes and purging
  7. Who is a juvenile delinquent?
    a juvenile who violates the law
  8. What are status crimes?
    violations of laws that apply only to minors, such as underage drinking, violating curfews, and truancy
  9. What is conduct disorder?
    a psychological order typified by aggressive, hurtful, deceitful behavior
  10. What is oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)?
    a psychological disorder that causes a person to get angry and argue, blame and annoy others, and disobey authority figures
  11. What is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
    a behavioral disorder characterized by impulsivity, an inability to pay attention, and an inability to sit still
  12. What is parens patriae?
    the philosophy that the juvenile court is to act in the best interests of the child
  13. What is the restorative justice movement?
    an approach to juvenile justice that addresses the needs of the victim, the community, and the perpetrator; it focuses on restitution for the victim and personal development for the offender
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Ch. 14 Adolescent Stress and Alienation
How adolescents experience stress and alienation