Module 5: young people, society and AOD: overhead transparencies

Assumptions of youth-focused framework

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  • Young people are normal and deal with challenges in similar ways to others in society

  • Young people develop coping strategies and skills by learning from others around them

  • The term 'youth' is a social construction.

    • Young people are viewed differently in different cultures

  • Young people are not a homogenous group

  • They actively participate in their lives