Discuss support options for adolescents encountering external stressors.

Adolescence: Contemporary Issues and Resources
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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. 

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100.00%80.0 %Content 25.0 %Contemporary Issue and Associated External Stressors A contemporary issue facing adolescents is omitted. An issue facing adolescents is partially summarized; the issue is not relevant to adolescents. No explanation of external stressors associated with this issue is described; or, the external stressors are not relevant.A relevant issue facing adolescents is generally discussed. A general explanation of external stressors associated with this issue is summarized. More information is needed. There are some inaccuracies.A relevant issue facing adolescents is discussed. An explanation of external stressors associated with this issue is presented.A relevant issue facing adolescents is thoroughly discussed. An explanation of external stressors associated with this issue is well presented. Insight into adolescent issues and external stressors is demonstrated.30.0 %Assessment Strategies to Screen for the Issue and External StressorsStrategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are omitted.Strategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are partially presented. The strategies are not relevant to screening for the issue or external stressors. Additional assessment questions to ask and the ethical parameters regarding what cannot be disclosed to the parent or guardian are omitted. Significant evidence or rationale is needed.Strategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are partially presented. The strategies are not relevant to screening for the issue or external stressors. Additional assessment questions to ask and the ethical parameters regarding what cannot be disclosed to the parent or guardian are omitted. Significant evidence or rationale is needed.Strategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are described. The strategies are relevant to screening for the issue and external stressors. Additional assessment questions to ask and the ethical parameters regarding what cannot be disclosed to the parent or guardian are outlined. Strategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are well described. The strategies are highly relevant to screening for the issue and external stressors. Additional assessment questions to ask are presented and relevant. The ethical parameters regarding what cannot be disclosed to the parent or guardian are clearly presented. The strategies demonstrate insight into assessment development for adolescent issues.25.0 %Support Options for Adolescents Encountering External StressorsSupport options for adolescents encountering external stressors are omitted.Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are partially described. Specific support options for the contemporary issue are omitted.Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are summarized. Specific support options for the contemporary issue are generally discussed. More detail or evidence is needed for support. There are some inaccuracies.Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are discussed. Specific support options for the contemporary issue are described. Some detail or evidence is needed for support. Overall, the support options are relevant to address external stressors, including those specific to the contemporary issue.Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are thoroughly discussed. Specific support options for the contemporary issue are described in detail. The support options are relevant for addressing the external stressors, including those specific to the contemporary issue. The options are well-supported by evidence and rationale.15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness  5.0 %Thesis Development and PurposePaper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness  5.0 %Argument Logic and ConstructionStatement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness  5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, or word choice are present.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.5.0 %Format 2.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.All format elements are correct. 3.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.100 %Total Weightage

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