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pungent statements regarding diagnoses such as 'dysThere are
ambitions Over-ambitious parents of gifted children can do their children more harm than good by becoming exambitious for them for the said Mr. A. H. head of the Yehudi Menuhin school for musically gifted children, at a recent conference of the National Association for Gifted
Children held in Wolverhampton: The result was that the gifted child was presented to the schools not on
parents they had a making. the three-day con-
total services locally and regionally in
provide continuity continuity in care.
is in itself a lesson in
communication. and price on to above address:
Violent antidote to empty leisure
many who were probably suppresby poor home backgrounds.
The boredom and irresponsibility of being a new 'leisured class' might be one reason for violence among young people aged between 17 and
21, said Professor T.C.N. Gibbens of the Institute of Psychiatry, Maud-
conference of officers of the inner London probation and after-care service, said there were international fashions in group violence, which included rock 'n' roll in the 1950s, the current one being football hooliganism. Surveys had shown that football
hooliganism was more likely to be connected with drinking in Scotland and the north of England. In these cases older people were likely to be involved. Two-thirds of hooligans arrested had previous convictions. While the behaviour of soccer fans did have a liberating effect, it could grow into something more serious. Sometimes people with violent* tendencies sought an outlet by 'Paki-bashsociopolitical means ing' for instance. Others joined tough gangs in an effort to win self?
respect. Young people interviewed
elsewhere gave the impression that they felt a strong pressure from local police to make them behave properly. To escape this, groups of youths visited other places where they could dominate the situation. Chief Superintendent J. Collie, of Scotland Yard's juvenile offenders section of the police community relations branch, said that of nearly 34,000 indictable crimes committed in 1969 by people under the age of 21, almost 70% were committed in stals and
up ference?the first of its kind held in Britain the chairman, Charles Botham, head of a local primary school, said there were probably more gifted children in Britain than the figure generally quoted of 2% ?f the child population. There were sed
restrictive have a and it calls for diagnosis in terms of the relationship of disability to personal development and the social context. Proposals are made for reorganisation of the which
sought outlets for violent tendencies in and fox-hunting shooting pheasants. Professor Gibbens, addressing a
ference. He reminded his audience that violence in play could be respectable. Other leisured classes had
gangs. Mr. F. H.
McClintock, lecturer in criminology at Cambridge University, said analysis of published data showed
woundings since 1960
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with violence by about and a 250% increase in the number of lesser indictable woundrobberies
of belonging to a community there is an increase in violence,' said Mr.
interest at work. Dr. Glatt thought it was quite reasonable to estimate that cost of alcoholism to industry each year
University 'a environment'
One reason why so little attention was paid to the illness was that themselves higher executives often heavy or steady drinkers had a vested interest in playing down the problem and covering up
'With greater anonymity in society