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Why youth join gangs? What are some factors that cause some teens to stay in longer than others? The reasons for youth joining gangs include the need for support, community, safety and respect. In looking for support, the youth joins groups as they think they cannot make it alone. Membership in a gang is perceived … More Why are gangs taking over the youth?
Bystander effect refers to the situation where massive population participates in watching the bullying but does not play their role in disapproving the situation. In this regard, the bystanders play a vital role in contributing with the problem and indicating silent acceptance to the bully for his hurtful behavior (Pister, 2014). The bystander effect is … More Bullying
In the African-American youth, poverty is often referred to as the cause of high anxiety and depression with rebellious behavior and lower performances. In the Hispanic segment, poverty has been reported to cause behavioral problems at young ages and anxiety at the age of adolescence, and it was also found to be more for Mexican-American … More Child Poverty Part II
Child abuse has been one of the most discussed topics in various national and international forums. Recent studies conducted have highlighted new models in the context of child abuse with respect to poverty and ethnic orientation. In this regard, the consensus has to be developed concerning the influence of race, poverty level or both of … More Child Advocacy: Poverty and Ethnicity Part I