Adolescent Girls in Distress: A Guide for Mental Health by Laura Choate Ed.D. LPC NCC

By Laura Choate Ed.D. LPC NCC

Cultural stressors are affecting women at more and more more youthful a while, leading to psychological healthiness concerns corresponding to melancholy, consuming problems, substance abuse, self-injury, or even suicide. This advisor bargains psychological well-being execs evidence-based remedy ways and strengths-based prevention innovations that advertise winning navigation of early life and formative years. Grounded in ecological structures concept, the booklet makes a speciality of the socialization methods that commence in early early life and give a contribution to the advance of difficulties which are expanding in today’s adolescent women. The publication describes how the confluence of societal, family members, peer, college, and person developmental affects can negatively impact youth.

It considers the strain on younger ladies to be sexualized and to appear and act older than they're, the consequences of consumerism and materialism, the pervasive use of social media, and the strain to excel in all areas―stressors that may hamper the improvement of an genuine self in this serious interval of actual and emotional progress. functional and specific therapy interventions are supplied for concerns equivalent to melancholy, consuming issues, substance abuse, self-injury, dating violence, and sexual victimization. additionally, the publication emphasizes the significance of early intervention to avoid difficulties, and the advertising of ladies’ resilience to cultural pressures to allow them to effectively focus on complicated existence calls for. Case reports, dialogue questions, ability improvement actions, suggested readings, and on-line assets strengthen content material.

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As mentioned in a previous section, a recent study by Grabe and Hyde analyzed the relationship between adolescent girls, music television viewing and their psychological well-being, and found that music television is directly associated to self-objectification, which in turn is related to body esteem, dieting, depressive symptoms, anxiety, and confidence in math ability (Grabe & Hyde, 2009). Another potential consequence of girls’ self-objectification is sexual harassment and victimization (see Chapter 7, this volume).

2. Which of the four macrosystem themes or pressures has Caitlyn internalized, and in what ways does this put her at risk? 3. Does Caitlyn need counseling, or is this just normal teen behavior? If you were her counselor, how would you want to intervene with her? What does she need in order to thrive? com This website address the sexualization of girls and women. It also helps empower girls to take a stand against sexualization of girls in mainstream culture. org A non-profit organization that encourages girls to learn how to excel academically, physically, mentally, and financially.

PRESSURE FOUR: YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL, AND DO IT ALL PERFECTLY As reviewed previously, girls are socialized to look hot and sexy, to act like a diva, and to be dedicated to maintaining an active online image. These goals in and of themselves are impossible for most girls to achieve, but in addition, girls learn that they must also excel in ­academics and sports, and that they must make all of their efforts appear effortless. Indeed, if a girl looks as if she is trying too hard, then she is viewed negatively (Hinshaw, 2009).

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