Social vices are bad traits, unhealthy and negative behaviors that are against the morality of a society and frowned at by members of the society. Peer pressure is the major cause of youth involvement in social vices. Students spend more time with their friends in school or at home.

Deviant behaviors, or deviant acts in society refer to behavior that violate social norms and expectations. Deviance can be something as small as dressing in gothic clothing, or something as serious as burning someone's house down.

Generally it is rare to find a school or an institution void of social vices. This depicts that they are present in all educational centers - Primary, Secondary & Tertiary. Vice is from a Latin word 'vitium' meaning defect or failing. It is defined as a bad habit or immoral activities. Common examples are: Drug Abuse, Alcoholism, Smoking, Casual Sex or Pre-Marital Sex, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Conflict, Pocket Picking, Indecent Dressing, Prostitution, Cultism, Examination Malpractice, Hooliganism, Thuggery, Gambling, rape, sexual assaults, and many other Unhealthy Lifestyles.

Definitions of some common Social vices/ Deviant behaviors:

Drug Abuse: the habitual taking of illegal drugs.

Drug addiction: is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them.

Alcoholism: addiction to the consumption of alcoholic drink; alcohol dependency.

Smoking: the action or habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or a drug.

Casual Sex or Pre-Marital Sex: sexual activity between people who are not established sexual partners or do not know each other well.

Pre-Marital Sex is sexual activity practiced by people who are unmarried.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs):  are infections that can be transmitted through sexual contact with an infected individual. These are also termed sexually transmitted infections or STIs. STDs can be transmitted during vaginal or other types of sexual intercourse including oral and anal sex.

Conflict: a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one; be incompatible or at variance; clash.

Pocket Picking: the action of stealing from people's pockets; pickpocketing.

Indecent Dressing: simply refers to an improper way of dressing that tends to expose one's body especially the parts that are meant to be covered or private. Indecent dressing is a vice that is being practiced by all age groups but common to the youth, especially the female ones.

Prostitution: the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment; the unworthy or corrupt use of one's talents for personal or financial gain.

Cultism: is defined as the practices and devotions of a cult. It is a noun used to describe a cult, a religion, or a religious sect that is considered extreme or false and typically follows a charismatic leader.

Examination Malpractice: is any form of deliberate cheating on examinations which provides one or more candidates with an unfair advantage or disadvantage. It is illegal and can be perpetrated by a single individual or groups. It can occur outside or inside the classroom.

Hooliganism: is disruptive or unlawful behavior such as rioting, bullying, and vandalism.

Thuggery: a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer. 2. (Sometimes initial capital letter) one of a former group of professional robbers and murderers in India who strangled their victims.

Gambling: play games of chance for money; bet; take risky action in the hope of a desired result.

Rape: unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will usually of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent.

Sexual assault:  is a sexual act in which a person is coerced or physically forced to engage against their will, or a non-consensual sexual touching of a person. ... The legal definition of the crime of sexual assault is determined by each jurisdiction.


Causes of Social Vices or Deviant Behavior

Some causes of social vices or deviant behavior include poverty, mental illness, learned behaviors, inherited traits, broken home; Social vices or deviant behavior is caused by complex interactions of psychological, sociological, economic and biological forces that encourage individuals to rebel against societal norms.

Poverty: the state of being extremely poor; the state of being inferior in quality or insufficient in amount.

Mental illness: a condition which causes serious disorder in a person's behavior or thinking.

Learned behaviors: are acquired changes in behavior during one's lifetime; Learning or acquiring someone behavior or character.

Inherited traits: Something you receive from your parents, grandparents, or other family members is inherited, whether it's a personality trait or a house in the Catskills. Some things are inherited genetically, like blue eyes, and others are inherited legally, like money or property you receive as an heir when someone dies.

Peer pressure: influence from members of one's peer group.

Broken home: refers to a family in which the parents are divorced or separated.


Effects of Social Vices or Deviant Behavior

Some of the effects are high rate of unemployment, poverty, hunger, war, injustice, outbreak of diseases and sickness, madness, street children, neglect, death, and many others.


CHRISTIANITY is the ministry of CARING or HUMANITARIAN services.

 Whom should we care for?

The needy, helpless, poor, and all humanity.

 Types of NEEDS:

1. Physiological or Physical Needs: e.g. clothes, shelter or house, food, etc.

 2. Psychological or Emotional Needs: e.g. counseling, encouragement, sharing, etc.

 3. Economic Needs: e.g. financial aids or free funds for innovation or business setup, low interest rates on loans, helping to employ the jobless etc.

4. Social Needs: e.g. excursions, recreational activities or sports and games, or fan fair, fellowship, music (praises and worship) etc.

 5. Spiritual Needs: supporting each other in prayers, bible teachings and meditation, etc.

 6. Salvation or Eternity Needs: e.g. converting the sinner, praying for the backslider, reaching to the lost.

 Christian Caring or Humanitarian services or Charity Aids is love in action.

Current Project

Identified problems in Cape Coast are

1.    Teenage pregnancy

2.    Alcoholism and drug abuse

3.    Indiscipline


Method Of Dealing With Problems:

1.    Counseling

2.    Organizing free remedial and vacation classes for Senior High and Junior High Schools students in Cape Coast Metropolis and extended it in future.

3.    Community outreach programs to educate the public of the importance of both formal and non-formal education.

4.    Seek sponsorship for needy students.

5.    Entrepreneurship programs

6.    Launch campaign on the effects or consequences of teenage pregnancies

7.    Organize excursions for students.

8.    Engage students and youth

Christ Centered Counseling Network (CCCN) activities or services are centered on our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST. We visit Schools and Colleges, Tertiary Institutions, Christian Organizations, and Communities with our Bible based counseling.

We like imparting our Godly and social moral knowledge, and academic knowledge to others.

We are also good in policy making and implementation, management and administration, human relations, and general social services.

As a Christian based Counseling and Humanitarian Services Organization, We are committed to a holistic approach to life changing and humanitarian services counseling that engages not only the mind of the counselee, but every aspect of life – body, spirit, and heart.

 We foster life-transformation through a thoughtful inspirational and motivational Christian and Social or Humanitarian biblical teachings, social norms or natural laws, speaking engagement, youth development programs, service activities, counseling, community experiences, church meetings, and intercessory prayers.

 We are seeking life coaches or counselors, teachers, motivational speakers, health personnel, and others to volunteer to work with us. Please contact or the Chairman

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Brief About CCCN:  

Christ Centered Counseling Network (CCCN)

CCCN is non-profit Christian organization that seeks to restore hope and opportunities in people. All activities or services of this organization are centered on our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST. We visit Schools and Colleges, Tertiary Institutions, Christian Organizations, and Communities with our Bible based counseling.

The targeted groups are children, youth, and parents. This organization seeks to deal with issue of deviant behaviors or social vices that the society is facing. The counseling is biblical based and not just any philosophies or man’s idea. The services include biblical counseling, health education, socialization, parental care, prayers, and sponsorship.

Visit our website and also follow us on , or @cccncounseling, etc.

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