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 Healthy Lifestyles Among Adolescents

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Among Adolescents
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Among Adolescents
Dawn K. WilsonUniversity of South CarolinaLauren E. HuffmanUniversity of South CarolinaE. Rebekah SiceloffUniversity of South Carolina

The United States continues to face increasing challenges in addressing a host of negative health risk behaviors that youth commonly engage in. National data based on the Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance Systems has shown that trends in health risk behaviors have been quite stable over the past 4 to 5 years (Eaton et al., 2012). For example, 17% of students in the 9th through 12th grades reported carrying a gun in the past month, 33% reported engaging in a physical fight in the past year, 73% reported drinking alcohol in their lifetime, 38% reported trying marijuana in their lifetime, and ...

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