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Adolescence is a period of major physical and psychological change as well as great changes in social interactions and relationships.
Adolescence is a period of major physical and psychological change as well as great changes in social interactions and relationships
15 to 20% of the adolescents in Europe, irrespective of the social class they belong to, suffer from one or more psychological of behavioural problems.
The traditional structures often do not meet their specific needs, and there is a huge shortage of specialised facilities.
In order to alleviate these shortcomings a group of psychiatrist and psychiatry professors, all specialists in adolescence, have created Action for Teens, a European network of experts.
The goal of this European network is to develop structures that can provide the adolescent in psychological need with the appropriate support.
The houses for adolescents need to be easy to access, welcoming and open on the city.
A multidisciplinary dimension, bringing together different specialists in adolescence, is essential.
The parents and their teenagers, the teachers or educators should be able to be heard and fully supported.
Action for Teens is also a scientific movement for research, training and development.Adolescence is a period of major physical and psychological change as well as great changes in social interactions and relationships

15 to 20% of the adolescents in Europe, irrespective of the social class they belong to, suffer from one or more psychological of behavioural problems.

The traditional structures often do not meet their specific needs, and there is a huge shortage of specialised facilities.

In order to alleviate these shortcomings a group of psychiatrist and psychiatry professors, all specialists in adolescence, have created Action for Teens, a European network of experts.

The goal of this European network is to develop structures that can provide the adolescent in psychological need with the appropriate support.

The houses for adolescents need to be easy to access, welcoming and open on the city.

Each youngster has to find adequate help.

A multidisciplinary dimension, bringing together different specialists in adolescence, is essential.

The parents and their teenagers, the teachers or educators should be able to be heard and fully supported.

Action for Teens is also a scientific movement for research, training and development.



 

Newsflash


ADOCARE, a Project of Action for Teens
For more information on the Project, click here




 

Action for teens support actively Together4Teens

The Together for Teens team is happy to present its « Flashmob » project that will take place on 2 May 2014 at 11.30am
The aim is to involve as many schools as possible in Belgium. 
If you are young, motivated and if you want to introduce the event inside your school, it’s possible, just click here.


The Facts

There are an estimated 1.2 billion adolescents in the world today.

  • 15 to 20% suffer from one or more psychological of behavioural problems.
  • Psychological disorders are on the rise.
  • Suicide is the second cause of death.
  • Eating disorders are on the increase. One in six young people suffer from it.
  • Early and regular consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs exposes young persons to risks for accidents and to severe psychosomatic repercussions.
  • The poly dependence on these three substances has doubled during the last 10 years.
  • School drop-outs and absenteeism are on the rise.
  • 50 % of mental disorder in adults have their onset during adolescence.
  • The costs of mental health affect the global economy of a country (yearly loss of 3 to 4% of the European GNP).

 

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