This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.

Promoting Positive Identity Development During Adolescence The Importance of Cultural Contexts
Promoting Positive Identity Development During Adolescence: The Importance of Cultural Contexts
Elizabeth M. VeraLoyola University ChicagoDaniel A. CamachoLoyola University Chicago

Every parent, educator, psychologist, and counselor who interacts with adolescents undoubtedly hopes that their input will contribute positively to the development of a healthy, happy adult in the not-so-distant future. Yet adolescents are often in the midst of trying to answer the question “Who am I?” and simultaneously feel good about the various aspects of their emerging identities. The way society values or devalues components of adolescents’ identities ultimately influences the degree to which the process of identity development is a validating experience. To understand how positive identities can be promoted, we must first start ...

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