Psychological Counseling To Reduce Adolescent Stress In Child Development Agency
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- psychological counseling, stress, adolescent
Adolescent is transition phase from childhood to adulthood. Recently, teenagers undergo significant change and development in all aspects, either physical, social, or psychological. One of the developments is on their sexual and hormonal organs, where they would be interested with their sexual counterparts, have desire to date, and yearn for sexual experience. Unlimited sexual activity result in unwanted pregnancy, early marriage, and abortion. If sexual intercourse or teenage pregnancy occurs and the girl's side did not willing to accept this occurrence, they could press charges and convict the boy's side through legal processes. The convicted teenagers will be rehabilitated and placed in Child Development Agency (CDA). In Child Development Agency, they suffer from psychological issues such as stress indicated by difficulty to sleep, anxiety, loneliness, short-tempered and easily offended, daydreaming, blaming others, inability to concentrate and so on. These conditions should be intervened by giving psychological counseling-as one of the interventions. The study aims to examine the effects of psychological counseling to reduce stress among teenagers in CDA.The subjects are 10 male and female teenagers who undergo rehabilitation in CDA. The counseling is conducted four times to each subject individually. The analysis is conducted quantitatively by Wilcoxon Ranks Test and qualitatively. The results show significant decrease of stress after counseling. Subjects feel happy because they are understood, given attention, and being listened to thus reducing their loneliness, and it also decrease their duration of daydreaming by doing many activities given by the counselor. Relaxation given in counseling process also help them to sleep, reduce anxiety and increase their concentration. 60% subjects could understand the meaning behind the occurrence they suffer from and are willing to try to be someone better and would not repeat the same mistake.
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TY - CONF AU - Rini Lestari PY - 2018/02 DA - 2018/02 TI - Psychological Counseling To Reduce Adolescent Stress In Child Development Agency BT - Proceedings of the 3rd ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 112 EP - 115 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.22 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.22 ID - Lestari2018/02 ER -