Journal of Health Care and Research
Article Type: Original Article
J Health Care and Research. 2021 Apr 19;2(1):46-51
NDJE NDJE Mireille1*
1Practitioner, Senior Lecturer, Researcher, Clinical and Pathological Psychology, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
Corresponding Author: NDJE NDJE Mireille ORCID iD
Address: Practitioner, Senior Lecturer, Researcher, Clinical and Pathological Psychology, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon.
Received date: 16 March 2021; Accepted date: 12 April 2021; Published date: 19 April 2021
Citation: Mireille NN. Helping Adolescents Exposed to Dangers: A Support Experience in Cameroonian Schools. J Health Care and Research. 2021 Apr 19;2(1):46-51.
Copyright © 2021 Mireille NN. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Adolescents, Danger, Support, Development, Family
Adolescent problems constantly evolve due to societal and demographic factors and the changes taking place in adolescents. Supporting adolescents in schools is an enriching and fulfilling experience. This complex work allows us to see not only the wealth of skills, diverse perspectives, resilience and motivation adolescents display during their schooling process, but also the difficulties they encounter in the process. From 2008/2009 to 2017/2018 academic year (10 years), 2,916 students from form one to upper six in a college in Cameroon, with various requests was supported. Adolescents were supported by intruding into their psychic, school and family worlds, to understand the influence of the events that they experience on their learning. With the help of clinical interviews and educational talks, they were able to overcome several challenges facing them at home and in their social environment at school, a different social system in which they must navigate to find their feet. Adolescents can suffer from parental disaffection, anxiety, poor family interactions, adolescent crisis, and even socio-economic precariousness of parents, violence, loss, bereavement and sometimes mental imbalance. The main difficulties are due to family dysfunction. Psychoeducation, helping relationship, counselling and psychotherapy were the means by which the adolescents were helped to regain their self-confidence, and have a sense of security in school, to find their way despite the daily family dysfunctions.