Cultural Adultism

Cultural adultism is a very ambiguous, yet very prevalent, form of discrimination and intolerance towards youth. Any restriction or exploitation of people because of their young age, as

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Freechild Project youth at a summer camp in Seattle

Institutional Adultism

Institutional adultism may be apparent in any instance of systemic bias where formalized limitations or demands are placed on people simply because of their young

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Adultism is 1) Bias towards adults; 2) Addiction to adults; 3) Discrimination against youth

Introduction to Adultism

Definition of Adultism There are three parts to the complete definition of adultism, from Adam Fletcher’s book Facing Adultism: Adultism is favoring adults by dismissing

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Freechild Project retreat participants in Seattle, Washington

Convenient and Inconvenient Youth Voice

Many well-meaning adults who advocate for youth engagement too often consider only those elements of the younger population with which they are familiar. This is

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Youth in Seattle with a Freechild Project summer camp

Urban Youth

Living in a place shouldn’t condemn a person to poor health, weak education, unsafe living conditions or segregation from other races, socio-economic classes and religions.

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