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.

A Contextual Perspective for Understanding and Preventing STD/HIV Among Adolescents

A Contextual Perspective for Understanding and Preventing STD/HIV Among Adolescents

A contextual perspective for understanding and preventing STD/HIV among adolescents
Ralph J.DiClemente,,Gina M.Wingood,,Richard A.Crosby,

Adolescence is a developmental period characterized by rapid physical, psychological, social, cultural, and cognitive changes. Although many adolescents navigate the sometimes turbulent course from childhood to adulthood to become productive and healthy adults, there is growing concern that far too many others may not achieve their full potential. Adolescence, unfortunately, is also a period fraught with many threats to the health and well-being of adolescents, and a time when many suffer substantial impairment and disability (DiClemente, Hansen & Ponton, 1996a).

Temporal Trends in Adolescent Morbidity

Over the past few decades, there has been a marked change in the causes of morbidity among adolescents (Sells & ...

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