Burnt shacks after a fire in a Mumbai slums. Adolescents are deeply affected by traumatic events in their lives.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
When adolescents develop stress from trauma and a reliance on drugs or alcohol, both conditions maintain and exacerbate the other.
Some 80% of young people will experience a traumatic event by the time they become an adult. Here's how teachers and parents can support them.
Getting involved in after-school sports can be positive, but it comes with risks too.
When after-school clubs aren't properly monitored, they can become risky spaces.
Parents play an important role in when their teenage children start drinking and their drinking patterns as they grow.
Teenagers pick up cues about drinking from you and your family. Here's how you can help them develop a healthier relationship with alcohol.
South Africans consume more than five billion litres of alcohol each year. The Department of Trade and Industry is introducing a new alcohol policy to change the country’s drinking habits.
With South Africa's consumption levels higher than the worldwide average, interventions to change the country's drinking habits are critical.