|SAFEGUARDING IS PARAMOUNT TO ALL PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH CHILDREN.WE AS PROFESSIONALS HAVE THE 'ETHICAL LEGITIMACY' TO CHALLENGE PRACTICE FROM OTHERS THAT CONCERNS US DEEPLY.
|Adventure Therapy can channel aggression as can many acceptable physical outlets reducing behavioural difficulties and diagnosis.
|Learn self-discipline with martial arts training to deal positively with feelings and again reduces the need for medication.
Get your highs from normal activities not prescribed stimulants.That will reduce negative emotions and pain and give you a sense of empowerment to cope with challenges.
|Use music to let your emotions flow and channel them positively!
|YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE MANY WAYS TO REDIRECT THEIR NEGATIVE FEELINGS INTO ACCEPTABLE OUTLETS.
|More and more young people are trapped in a cycle of drug dependancy,legally prescribed stimulants or illegally obtained.
|Could prescription of amphetamines lead to later addiction in adulthood to all stimulants? Several International studies from California,Australia and the U.K. are pointing towards this conclusion
Drug companies "cherry pick" supportive studies, that support their claims for the efficacy off their products.
Is this scientifically acceptable?
|Financial Inducements are a factor in long-term medication of Y.P. e.g. Disabled Living Allowance(DLA) This can sustain the child on long term medication and have life-long effects.
Parents are encouraged to give drugs by D.L.A. incentives.(£300 or £600 per month per child)Is this a conflict of interest or seductive coercion?
|ALL STRATEGIES MUST AIM TO REDUCE THE STRESSORS GOING INTO THE CHILD'S 'STRESS BUCKET' IN ORDER TO HELP THE CHILD MAKE PROGRESS AND IMPROVE THEIR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING.
What meaning do we construe as a society by treating so many children in this way?
|Families,often unwittingly are part of an experimental programme for their child that is not heavily regulated.
How should they / we feel about this?
Social Pedagogy is a progressive socially democratic approach that respects young people and doesn't see them as 'commodities' or 'market opportunities' for sales of medication and reduces reliance on drugs for social control by the state.
|Family meetings are a very successful way of addressing issues with some children.
They are more likely to listen to ideas from some of the other family members rather than from their parents.