Difficulties associated with adolescence exaggerated by the stress of life in Israel, including threat of violence and war.
The Continuum of Risk of Youth in Israel
Difficulty dealing with adolescence and functioning, depression, suicidal thoughts and drug and alcohol abuse. Lack of adequate response from family, friends or school.
Inability to function at school, sense of failure, dropout from school or educational gaps, drug and alcohol abuse, as well as severe emotional and family problems.
Complete exit from normative frameworks, failure to integrate into alternative systems, social detachment, vagrancy, involvement in negative sources of pleasure, drug and alcohol abuse, delinquency and crime.
Homelessness, delinquency and self-destruction, sexual promiscuity, drug addiction and detachment from family and society.