Increased risk factors of being disconnected from school & work
In Alabama, 84,100 out of 4,830,700 nationwide young people are disconnected. Nearly 4,000 of those Alamabian youth are located here in Madison County. Research has identified several risk factors for disconnected youth are low emotional self-regulation, parental incarceration, and neighborhood violence. Other risk factors include: placement in child welfare, missing numerous school days, associating with deviant peers, family trauma and experiences of trauma, parental unemployment, not graduating high school/dropping out of school, & experiencing discrimination at school or workplace.