Reducing Adolescent Risk: Toward an Integrated Approach focuses on common influences that result in a number of interrelated risk behaviors in order to design more unified, comprehensive prevention strategies. Edited by Daniel Romer, this book summarizes presentations and discussions held at the Adolescent Risk Communication Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center. Concentrating on common causes for varied risk behaviors, a group of leading researchers and intervention specialists from different health traditions synthesize current knowledge about risks to adolescent health in several areas, including drugs and alcohol, tobacco, unprotected sex, suicide and depression, and gambling.   Primarily intended for graduate students, scholars, and researchers in psychology, sociology, social work, and public health, Reducing Adolescent Risk is also an extraordinary resource for policy makers in government organizations and foundations.

Sustaining and Broadening Intervention Effect: Social Norms, Core Values, and Parents

Sustaining and Broadening Intervention Effect: Social Norms, Core Values, and Parents

Sustaining and broadening intervention effect: Social norms, core values, and parents
Bonita F.Stanton

The question of sustaining and broadening the impact of risk reduction intervention is important and complex. Sexual risk, substance use, delinquency, and other risk behaviors are multifactorial in origin and associated with myriad rewards—physical, psychological, and cultural (National Research Council, 1990). Indeed, even the definition of “risky” behavior is both relative and temporal. Effecting a temporary change is difficult; effecting a sustained change is even more difficult: (a) Although models of behavior and behavioral change posit a series of factors that influence risk and protective behaviors, the relationship of these factors to risk and protective behaviors is inconsistent, at times difficult to adequately ...

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