chapter  5
Leaving the family
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For adolescents who leave school, quite often the next step is also to get a job and possibly to move out of home. Most look forward to the chance to leave home, but it is increasingly the case that leaving home does not mean forever. Rather, young people leave home and return home as there are changes in their jobs, friends and financial situation. Other adolescents have little choice about leaving as they must go to another town or city to further their education and training or to take up a job. There are ¿Iso other adolescents who have no choice about leaving in that they must leave to escape family conflict, and intolerable family situations that may have degenerated to violence and emotional abuse.