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The Handbook of Applied Developmental Science is the only work to comprehensively present the latest theory, research, and application from applied developmental science (ADS) and the positive psychology movement. It summarizes and synthesizes the best scientific knowledge from ADS to help readers understand the efforts being made around the world to ensure that all children and adolescents develop into healthy adults who contribute positively to society. The first resource to organize and integrate both the prevention and promotion approaches to programs and policies, the Handbook provides a detailed road map for future research and for actions that will promote positive child, youth, and family development.

Published in four topical volumes, Volume 1 describes the foundation of applied developmental science, its historical development, and current scientific and ...

Youth Gangs and Community Violence
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Youth gangs are not a modern phenomenon. They have been a part of the American culture since the 18th century (Sante, 1991; Sheldon, 1898). Researchers traditionally have identified poverty as a common bond among members of youth gangs (Cohen, 1960; Curry & Spergel, 1992; Miller, 1958; Moore, 1978; ...

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