FAQ > . > What are some signs of an “at risk” or “struggling” child?

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Each at risk child is different and can have their own unique set of issues, diagnosis and behaviors. In general some telling signs of struggling can include:

Hostility and confrontations
Oppositional defiant behaviors
ADD and ADHD
Substance abuse
Drug and/or alcohol addiction
Trouble with the law
Psychiatric and personality disorders
Manipulative or deceitful behavior
Anger management
Ongoing depression
Eating disorders
Suicide attempts or gestures
Learning disabilities
Lack of self-esteem
Lack of motivation
Underachievement at school
Young adult “failure to thrive”
Aspergers / Nonverbal Learning Disorder Diagnosis
Adoption / identity issues