The prevalence of drug abuse among Nigerian youths has been on the increase. Such abuse has been associated with many undesirable consequences- health impairment, draining of economy, reduction of the quality of life of abusers, impairment in working capacity and general maladaptive behaviours. This paper laid particular emphasis on counselling approaches that can assist in preventing or curbing drug abuse among youths who are hopes of tomorrow. An improved child-rearing and child-teaching practices have been stressed.
This paper examines a particular aspect of child labour activities - street trading. Using 241 subjects, the paper highlighted the push, pull and sustaining factors of child labour. Data collection exercise involved the use of questionnaires, interview and observation of the children at work. Conducted in a business district Ibadan, Nigeria, the study reveals that the children are generally pushed out of their household given the increasing instability of maintenance; attracted to street trading because of its good economic yields; sustained in the job by the harmonious social context, but continuously being ruined and denied of their future by the hazards of the hazards of the workplace and the anti-social elements that they daily come in contact with on the streets.
The aim of the research was to study the psychopathological effects of chronic and acute illnesses of children on their mothers, in a controlled study. Seventy five mothers of children aged 15 years and below participated in the study. Their ages ranged from 15 years to 52 years. They were equally distributed among three groups viz acute, chronic and the controlled group. There was a statistically significant difference between the study groups in the expression of psychopathology. It was therefore concluded that the expression of psychopathology in mothers depends on the nature of illness their offsprings are suffering from.