Some children require specialized attention for their underlying needs. The traditional education system is focused on the performance of children in their exams and is strictly learning/grade-oriented. It neglects the emotional health and wellness of its students. Our public education system is less concerned with the growth changes, both physiological and psychological, that take place in a growing child, for it does not incorporate the treatment modalities for dealing with the varied emotional changes taking place in teens.
Troubled teens may appear very aggressive, violent, easily angered and hard to control. They can also exhibit as remote, withdrawn and emotionally and educationally unavailable. It is recognized that our traditional education system does not have the resources to deal with large numbers of troubled teenagers and these youth often slip through the cracks of the attention of their educators. Troubled teenagers require special attention and since traditional educational systems are unable to provide this attention, the troubled teen is oftentimes removed or chooses to run away from their educational setting. Teens that may be suffering from underlying emotional issues often exhibit the following traits that require special attention and facilities; constant uneasiness, high agitation or hot-tempered, outward signs of drug abuse, poor hygiene, withdrawal from family interaction and dynamics and excessive absenteeism from school. The public educational system is hampered with a lack of capable and fully-trained staff to attend to such needs. Moral uprightness and emotional health are not the core focus of any public school, as they see these as the role of the parents. However, less emphasis on the morals of their students may directly impact the rate of troubled teens in a learning institution.
Dealing with troubled teens requires personal, specialized attention, as teens are troubled in different manners and for different reasons. While teens spend the largest part of their lives in school, the burden of guiding troubled teens in the right direction is left in the hands of their parents. The traditional educational system is designed in a manner that places less focus on the troubled teen and the largest emphasis on higher student grades. This system creates a gap for many students to disappear into. Rather than offering solutions and retraining for misconduct, the public school system may choose to remove the student entirely, leading to a greater negative impact on the teens’ behavior.
Traditional systems produce an educated person, but leave the duty of instilling morals to the parents. There is an inherent inequality in the public school’s inability to provide the necessary special attention required for the troubled teen, as the successful student is the only one receiving the undivided attention of its educators. Due to the high costs associated with the experienced and credentialed staff that would be necessary to address the needs of large numbers of troubled youth, the public school system has a budget that cannot address these needs. Huge capital outlays would be required in order for a traditional education system to be able to provide specialized counseling, as well as therapeutic programs for teens, including music, artistic programs, dance and other options that provide an outlet for change and growth in the troubled youth.
To avoid inequality and alienation, troubled teens require the special facilities that are equipped to treat the underlying causes of their dissociative behaviors and restore them to emotional and physical health. Parents may choose to seek those facilities which will best address the needs of their teen, rather than dealing with the lack of attention and solutions currently offered within the traditional public school setting.
Distributed by Client Initiatives
Company Name: Lava Height Academy
Contact Person: Dane Shakespeare
Address:730 Spring Drive
Country: United States