Use the template provided on the assignment page for the formatting and

Use the template provided on the assignment page for the formatting and structure of this observation

Observation D: Option 1

Interview a teenager (someone who is currently between 14 to 18 years old) who has personally experienced one of the following:

an eating disorder

drug use

alcohol abuse

a sexually transmitted disease 

teen pregnancy

Personal experience means the situation happened to them – not a sibling, friend or family member.

Tell their story – how it all began, how it affected them and their family, where it stands now.   You may talk to other family members as well if needed, and you may interview your own teenager if you wish.

Explain the teen’s situation in comparison with the information about adolescent physical, cognitive and social development in your textbook.

If you interview your own child for this assignment, your answers must reflect what he tells you.  You may include your own knowledge of the situation but you must remain objective and report as if he was a stranger. The focus of the paper should be on the teen, not on you.