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1 Community and Family Studies HSC Enrichment Days 2010 Youth

2 Group In Focus

3 Legal and Social Definitions Legal Definition: As defined by the government or government body. Social Definition: As defined by societal attitudes and perceptions.

4 Review Characteristics of the Youth Group (examples) The ABS defines the youth as anyone 15 – 25. Conflict with parents and adults Striving for independence Bodies are changing These are just some examples – what are other characteristics that define the youth group?

5 Self Esteem Health Education Housing Access to Services Sense of Identity Safety and Security Employment Financial Support SHEHASSEFSHEHASSEF Needs of Youth

6 For two groups you have studied, assess the extent to which community structures assist in resolving conflict between the group and the wider society. Focus Question

7 Conflict How do stereotypes lead to conflict between youth and society? I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem. When is the world going to realize that we know everything? I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow isn't looking good, either.

8 Community Structures

9 Assess Community Structures Structures that may help How it assists How well it assists e.g. Skate parkIt gives young people a place to go and an activity to do to keep them occupied. They are being active and having fun whilst hanging out with their friends. This may help them to stay out of trouble because they are active. Skate parks do a good job in keeping young people from being bored, which is when they are more likely to get into trouble. It is a place where they are able to socialize and spend time with friends, minimising boredom. However, students may truant school to hang out there, graffiti and can be a place where trouble makers hang out. Conflict – young people cause trouble because they are bored.

10 Thank you for your time today and good luck with your exams

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