explain three challenges children or adolescents faced while attempting to adhereto and/or cope with normative youth culture.

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. One of the references must come from Flamez, B. & Sheperis, C. J. (2015) and/or Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2007). I have also attached my assignment rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the assignment The movie picked is Boys Don’t Cry.

Application: Challenges in Contemporary Youth Culture

Children and adolescents face multiple challenges as a result of attempting to adhere to the norms of their youth culture. For example, an adolescent attending a party might feel pressured by friends to use drugs or drink alcohol. As a future child and adolescent counselor, you must develop empathy and understanding of the pressures and expectations of adhering to child and adolescent cultural norms and the various ways adhering to these norms might impact a child or adolescent.

For this Application Assignment, select a film depicting contemporary child or adolescent culture. As you view the film you selected, consider the types and amount of challenges the children or adolescents faced in the film. Consider how the challenges might impact your ability to develop empathy as a child and adolescent counselor.

The assignment (2–3 pages):

  • Based on the film, explain three challenges children or adolescents faced while attempting to adhere to and/or cope with normative youth culture.
  • Explain two ways you might develop empathy related to the children and/or adolescents in the film. Be specific.
  • Explain one way you might address one of the challenges children or adolescents faced in the film and how and justify your response.
  • Explain any insights you had related to your understanding of contemporary youth culture based upon the film you selected. Be specific.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

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Required Resources

Learning Resources

Please read and view (where applicable) the following Learning Resources before you complete this week’s assignments.


  • Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2007). Tough kids, cool counseling: User-friendly approaches with challenging youth (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
    • Chapter 2: “Establishing Rapport, Gathering Information, and Informal Assessment”
  • Anderson, P., de Bruijn, A., Angus, K., Gordon, R., & Hastings, G. (2009). Impact of alcohol advertising and media exposure on adolescent alcohol use: A systematic review of longitudinal studies . Alcohol & Alcoholism, 44(3), 229–243.
    © 2009 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press via the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Van Den Beemt, A., Akkerman, S., & Simons, R-J. (2010). The use of interactive media among today’s youth: Results of a survey Click for more options . Computers in Human Behavior, 26(5), 1158–1165.
    © 2010 by ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY JOURNALS. Reprinted by permission of ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY JOURNALS via the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Vitoria, P. D., Salguerio, M. F., Silva, S. A., & De Vries, H. (2009). The impact of social influence on adolescent intention to smoke: Combining types and referents of influence . British Journal of Health Psychology, 14(4), 681–699.
    © 2009 by BLACKWELL PUBLISHING. Reprinted by permission of BLACKWELL PUBLISHING via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Optional Resources

  • Lawson, D. M. (2009). Understanding and treating children who experience interpersonal maltreatment: Empirical findings. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(2), 204–215.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Mrug, S., & McCay, R. (2013). Parental and peer disapproval of alcohol use and its relationship to adolescent drinking” Age, gender and racial differences. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(3), 604–614.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Goodrich, K., & Mangleburg, T. F. (2010). Adolescent perceptions of parent and peer influences on teen purchase: An application of social power theory. Journal of Business Research, 63(12), 1328–1335.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Besic, N., & Kerr, M. (2009). Punks, Goths, and other eye-catching peer crowds: Do they fulfill a function for shy youths? Journal of Research on Adolescence, 19(1), 113–121.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
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