Monday, September 26, 2011

Teenagers are in need of community, say psychologists

The Ridgefield Press (Ridgefield, CT) September 25, 2011

"A psychologist spoke of Ridgefield’s painful loss of three young lives this summer. The first selectman pleaded for parents’ help with the problems of young people — alcohol, drugs, depression, risk taking. And the audience heard about towns where a core of folks committed to simple, old-fashioned sounding virtues — loving families, caring neighborhoods, responsible role models, clear boundaries — had done the right thing often enough to have it catch on, gather momentum, and grow into a sense of community that helps young people to grow up healthy.
Not that the kids were without problems, but these communities helped young people develop the strength and resilience to get through problems." Read More

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