at times but damaging when used pervasively.
The demand for specificity in the knowledge in school communities. These tal disorder may certainly need treatment,
kids often suffer the stigma of the label
but that’s not the point. It’s how these kids
among teachers, counselors, other students
and behavioral health in recent years, and
these kids as “eccentric.” That implies
researchers continue to tell us more. Most
ten overlook the child’s many mainstream
clinical terms such as “ADHD,” “anxi-
ety disorder” and “developmental disor-
are the authors of Quirky Kids: Under-
standing and Helping Your Child Who
Doesn’t Fit In — When to Worry and
When Not to Worry
(available at book-
least so specifically and clinically. While
public’s attention in major news media.
and behavioral problems as “different,”
“quirky” or “eccentric.” A May 2004
article (“Why Don’t We Call
Klass said in the Newsweek
sity School of Medicine pediatrician Perri
Klass: “The terminology has real value,
on learning problems, said clinical labels
but it is also terrifying” to parents and
young person in school and socially.
edges that young people with clinical di-
Calling All Adults: What’s Your Grade on
Teen Activism Alcohol and Drug Prevention?
social ills it’s that these issues are driv-
ing teens to activism to combat them.
eral issues, asking them to grade adults’
ing a quality education, creating job op-
were meted out for really listening to and
Beach, Calif., 15 teenagers went to a townmeeting with an 8-foot high plastic tubefilled with cigarette butts collected from
beaches to underscore their support of asmoking ban on area beaches.
complacent and unengaged,” said Kelly.
“They want the world to know they are a
vention (CDC) report revealed that be-tween 1997 and 2002, a total of 2,335
were riding with a driver who had beendrinking.
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tered on the question, “What is the best
tions from the National Institute of Men-
• After a 16-year-old Ohio boy died from
mixing Ritalin and inhalants, statehealth officials issued a public healthwarning. It’s one that could be useful
in all states. Inhalants are most com-monly used among middle school and
early high school-age students. Thisage group also has a higher concentra-
that increase. At the same time, the num-
scribed Ritalin use as well as abuse.
ing to a new study by the Centers for Dis-
with a firearm tripled, even as the total
number of murders remained constant.
ers, that suicide is linked to other social
come to understand that suicide is not just
starting to view suicide as a broad public
an isolated mental-health issue, they are
health issue rather than as an individual
the National Strategy for Suicide Preven-
a link between social ills and suicides.
“sniffs” or “huffs” (inhales toxic
potential is great that one of those sniffs
problem, solutions can be developed.
or huffs will be his/her last. Warn chil-
for all age groups, however, firearms are
still the most frequently used method for
school’s student assistance specialist,
school’s student assistance specialist,
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” It’s an old saying that’s lasted
because it’s so true. But it’s important to remember that we can’t tella thing about who a person is inside from looking at his/her physicalfeatures — eyes, nose, mouth, skin color, size, or physical differ-ences. We also can’t know what’s in a person’s heart based onhis/her culture of origin or religious faith. And even though wemay think we can size up a person by the clothing s/he wears,that’s not always the case. Some kids dress according to thedemands of their parents, economic situation or religion.
The following activity from www.teachingtolerance.org
will help you think about how we experience discrimina-tion based on looks.*
• Explore feelings and attitudes about discrimination based on
1. What aspect of your appearance was disrespected?
• Discuss strategies for dealing with this kind of discrimination.
2. Who were the participants in the event or situation?
• Discuss effects and outcomes of this kind of discrimination.
3. How did you respond to the incident at that time?
4. Was your response effective in minimizing or ending the
• Pen and paper or copies of the handout.
5. Did you experience any effects from the incident later?
6. Were there any positive outcomes or changes in you as a
7. Exchange your thoughts with the person sitting next to
• Write for five minutes about experiences you had being dis-
criminated against based on your appearance (size, shape, col-oring, visible disability, features, etc.). Use the questions on this
* Adapted and reprinted with permission from Teaching Tolerance, a project
of the Southern Poverty Law Center. For more activities and information, go
• Exchange your thoughts with partners and discuss them.
For more information, contact:
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