Shining a Light on the Dark Side of Adolescence: The Role of School Social Workers in Protecting Youth At-Risk

Sharon Issurdatt Dietsche, LICSW, LCSW-C

School Social Work

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The teenage years can be a tumultuous time for many young people. Balancing peer relationships, academics, body image and emotional instability are some issues that can prove to be confusing and unsettling for many teens. Many young people also experience depression, suicide risk and bullying behaviors during this turbulent developmental phase.

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