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    Risk factors that may lead to juvenile delinquency:


    • Poor expressive language
    • Lack of self-control
    • A high degree of impulsiveness and hyperactivity
    • Aggressive temperament
    • Antisocial behavior
    • Friends who engage in "problem behavior"
    • Low school attendance
    • Parent/guardian exhibits low school attainment and/or was a teen parent
    • Parent/guardian with mental illness - including depression/anxiety
    • Poor parent/child interaction
    • Child with mental illness - including depression/anxiety
    • Social isolation of family/parent/guardian - lack of support
    • Non-traditional family structure - especially single parent with lack of social support and/or a high number of children in the household
    • Parent/guardian has inaccurate knowledge and expectations of child development
    • High general stress level
    • Homelessness
    • High parental conflict/seperation/divorce
    • Parent/guardian has negative attitudes/attributions about child's behavior


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