Adolescence: Contemporary Issues and Resources

Research the range of contemporary issues teenagers face today. In a 500-750-word paper, choose one issue (besides teen pregnancy) and discuss its effect on adolescent behavior and overall well-being. Include the following in your submission: Describe the contemporary issue and explain what external stressors are associated with this issue. Outline assessment strategies to screen for this issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient. Describe what additional assessment questions you would need to ask and define the ethical parameters regarding what you can and cannot share with the parent or guardian. Discuss support options for adolescents encountering external stressors. Include specific support options for the contemporary issue you presented. You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide

Rubric Criteria

Contemporary Issue and Associated External Stressors 22.5 points Assessment Strategies to Screen for the Issue and External Stressors 22.5 points Support Options for Adolescents Encountering External Stressors 18 points Thesis, Position, or Purpose 6.3 points Development, Structure, and Conclusion 6.3 points Evidence 5.4 points Mechanics of Writing 5.4 points Format/Documentation 3.6 points Criteria Description Uses appropriate style, such as APA, MLA, etc., for college, subject, and level; documents sources using citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., appropriate to assignment and discipline. 5. Target 3.6 points No errors in formatting or documentation are present. 4. Acceptable 3.2 points Appropriate format and documentation are used with only minor errors. 3. Approaching 2.84 points Appropriate format and documentation are used, although there are some obvious errors. 2. Insufficient 2.7 points Appropriate format is attempted, but some elements are missing. Frequent errors in documentation of sources are evident. 1. Unsatisfactory 0 points Appropriate format is not used. No documentation of sources is provided.