Instructions

Post by Day 3the identity of your adolescent client and summarize the developmental crises he or she is facing. Then, explain at least two risk-taking behaviors in which the adolescent is involved and at least one protective factor that might be influencing his or her level of functioning. Finally, explain the impact of these behaviors on the adolescent and his or her family. Justify your response with references to this week’s Learning Resources and the current literature. Be specific.

Respond by Day 5 to at least two of your colleagues using one or more of the following approaches:

         ·   Select a colleague who was assigned a different client from              your own. Offer and support at least two counseling strategies              he or she might use to establish a trusting relationship with his              or her adolescent client. Support your response with authentic              observations/experiences and the current literature.

         ·   Select a colleague who was assigned the same client as your              own. Expand on his or her posting by describing how you might              integrate the parents/caretakers into the adolescent’s              treatment plan while also maintaining a trusting relationship              with the adolescent.

         ·   Select a colleague who was assigned the same or different              client family from you. Offer and support at least two              strategies he or she might use to encourage healthy risk-taking               behaviors with their adolescent client.