An official of the Child Development Division in the Ministry of Social Development, Lou-Anne Boyde, said that "an uncomfortable family setting could trigger unsatisfactory attitudes among young people".
She was speaking at the 'Police On the Beat' program aired on NBC Radio, which examined issues relating to at-risk youths in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Miss Boyde said that feelings of resentment could develop in multi-sibling environments.
Miss Boyde said that the school environment also poses some challenges to young people who are unable to manage their anxieties.
SOURCE: The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)