Adolescent Health: Understanding and Preventing Risk Behaviors / Edition 1

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Overview

This book covers the developmental and health problems unique to the adolescent period of life. It focuses on special needs and public health programs for adolescents. It offers deep insight into smoking, violence, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other problems, along with intervention and prevention strategies.

"Anyone serious about improving adolescent health should read this book. It spans theoretical and developmental constructs, summaries of evidence-based interventions for adolescent risk behaviors, metrics, and policy recommendations." —S. Jean Emans, MD, chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, and Robert Masland Jr., chair, Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, and professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

"This is the one single text that students can use to study adolescent health. It includes contributions from many of the world's most accomplished researchers to provide learners with cutting edge information to make the study of adolescence understandable and applicable in practical settings." —Gary L. Hopkins, MD, DrPH, associate research professor and director, Center for Prevention Research, and director, Center for Media Impact Research, Andrews University

"This textbook presents an excellent balance in weighing the evidence from the risk and the resilience literature, incorporating research in racially and ethnically diverse populations." —Renée R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP, professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University College of Medicine

"This is an engaging, thorough, and thought-provoking statement of our knowledge about adolescence. " —Wendy Baldwin, PhD, director, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, Population Council

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Adolescent Health: Understanding and Preventing Risk Behaviors provides a strong foundation in current research, theory, and policy for those who study and work with adolescents. — PsycCritiques, American Psychological Association (February 17, 2010, Vol. 55,)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470176764
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 625,682
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD, is Charles Howard CandlerProfessor of Public Health and Pediatrics, Division of InfectiousDiseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology, and associate director,Emory Center for AIDS Research.

John S. Santelli, MD, MPH, is the Harriet and Robert H.Heilbrunn Professor and chair of the Heilbrunn Department ofPopulation and Family Health at Columbia University's MailmanSchool of Public Health, New York.

Richard A. Crosby, PhD, is DDI Endowed Professor andchair, Department of Health Behavior, University of Kentucky,College of Public Health, Lexington, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits.

Foreword (Joy G. Dryfoos).

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

The Contributors.

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS AND THEORY IN ADOLESCENT HEALTHRISK BEHAVIOR.

ONE: ADOLESCENTS AT RISK: A GENERATION INJEOPARDY(Richard A. Crosby,John S.Santelli,Ralph J. DiClemente).

TWO: TRENDS IN ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT MORBIDITY ANDMORTALITY(Frederick P. Rivara,M. JanePark,Charles E. Irwin Jr.).

Population Characteristics.

Mortality.

High-Risk Behaviors as Underlying Causes of Death.

Mental Health.

THREE: THEORIES OF ADOLESCENT RISK TAKING: THEBIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MODEL(Jessica M. Sales,Charles E.Irwin Jr.).

Biologically Based Theories of Risk Taking.

Psychologically Based Theories of Risk Taking.

Social and Environmental Theories of Risk Taking.

The Biopsychosocial Model of Risk Taking.

FOUR: RESILIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE(Lynne MichaelBlum,Robert Wm. Blum)

Defi ning the Terms.

Conceptual Framework.

Ecological Factors.

Adolescent Neurodevelopment, Stress, and Resilience.

Resilience and Evidence-Based Interventions.

FIVE: THEORIES AND MODELS OF ADOLESCENT DECISIONMAKING(Julie S. Downs,Baruch Fischhoff).

Key Concepts and Research Findings.

Decision Science and Social Cognition Models of HealthBehavior.

Adolescents and Adults.

SIX: BIOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF ADOLESCENTDEVELOPMENT(Elizabeth A. Shirtcliff).

The Organizational-Activational Hypothesis: Hormonal Changesfrom Fetal Through Adolescent Development.

SEVEN: POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Contemporary TheoreticalPerspectives(Richard M. Lerner,MonaAbo-Zena,Neda Bebiroglu, AerikaBrittian,Alicia Doyle Lynch,Sonia Issac).

Prior Theoretical Models of Adolescent Development.

Origins of the Positive Youth Development Perspective.

Defi ning Features of Developmental Systems Theories.

Features of the PYD Perspective.

PART TWO: PREVENTING KEY HEALTH RISK BEHAVIORS.

EIGHT: TOBACCO USE AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH(Richard R.Clayton,Crystal A. Caudill,Melissa J. H.Segress).

Scope of the Problem and Health Outcomes.

Strategies for Reducing the Risk of Tobacco Use AmongAdolescents.

NINE: UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING RISKS FOR ADOLESCENTOBESITY(Mary Ann Pentz).

Health Promotion and Risk Prevention.

TEN: ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL USE(MichaelWindle,Rebecca C. Windle).

Epidemiology of Alcohol Use Among Teens.

Promoting Health and Preventing Risk of Alcohol Use AmongYouth.

ELEVEN: SUBSTANCE USE AMONG ADOLESCENTS: RISK, PREVENTION,AND TREATMENT(Chisina Kapungu,CharuThakral,Stefanie M. Limberger, Geri R.Donenberg).

Epidemiology of Adolescents’ Illicit Substance Use.

Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Substance Abuse.

Prevention of Adolescents’ Illicit Substance Use.

Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse and Dependence.

TWELVE: ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE: RISK, RESILIENCE, ANDPREVENTION(Sarah E. KretmanMarc A.ZimmermanSusan Morrel-Samuels, DarrellHudson).

Epidemiology.

Key Concepts.

Examples of Resiliency-Based Interventions Used in Schools.

THIRTEEN: PREVENTION OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR DURINGADOLESCENCE (Anthony Spirito,QuetzalcoatlHernandez-Cervantes).

Epidemiology.

Prevention.

FOURTEEN: UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES AMONGADOLESCENTS(David A. Sleet,Michael F.Ballesteros).

Unintentional Injuries.

Motor Vehicle Injuries.

Strategies for Reducing Motor Vehicle–RelatedInjuries.

Home and Recreation Injuries.

Strategies for Reducing Home and Recreation Injuries.

Settings for Adolescent Injury.

Preventing and Controlling Injuries.

FIFTEEN: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE TRANSMISSION ANDPREGNANCY AMONG ADOLESCENTS(Laura F. Salazar,John S.Santelli,Richard A. Crosby,Ralph J.DiClemente).

Epidemiology.

Key Concepts and Research Findings.

SIXTEEN: INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT PREGNANCY AND SEXUALLYTRANSMITTED DISEASES, INCLUDING HIV INFECTION(DouglasKirby,Richard A. Crosby,John S. Santelli,RalphJ. DiClemente).

Methods Used in This Review.

Curriculum-Based Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs.

Youth Development Programs.

Intensive Programs Combining Youth Development and ReproductiveHealth.

Communitywide Pregnancy or STD/HIV Prevention Programs.

PART THREE: POPULATIONS, POLICY, AND PREVENTIONSTRATEGIES.

SEVENTEEN: INCARCERATED AND DELINQUENT YOUTH(NicholasFreudenberg).

Comparisons.

Key Concepts: Health Conditions and Health Behavior.

Roles for Health Professionals.

The Health-Promoting Correctional Facility.

EIGHTEEN: DEPRESSION AND SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIOR INADOLESCENTS(Lydia A. Shrier).

Epidemiology of HIV, STIs, and Pregnancy in Adolescents.

Depressive Symptoms, Mood Disorders, and Emotional Distress inAdolescents.

Interventions.

Implications for Research.

Implications for Health Care.

NINETEEN: CONNECTEDNESS IN THE LIVES OFADOLESCENTS(Debra H. Bernat,Michael D.Resnick).

Key Concepts and Research Findings: What Is Meant by“Connectedness”?

TWENTY: FAMILY INFLUENCES ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH(SusanL. Davies,Richard A. Crosby,Ralph J.Diclemente).

Key Concepts and Research Findings.

Future Directions for Family-Focused Research.

TWENTY-ONE: MEDIA EXPOSURE AND ADOLESCENTS’ HEALTHBEHAVIOR(Victor C. Strasburger,Marjorie J.Hogan).

Teens and Media Use.

The Infl uence of Media on Adolescents.

Solutions: Improving Media for Adolescents.

TWENTY-TWO: TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN MODIFYING ADOLESCENTHEALTH RISK BEHAVIORS(Natalie C. Kaiser,Jason E.Owen,Andrew J. Winzelberg).

Key Concepts and Research Findings.

TWENTY-THREE: MEASURING ADOLESCENT HEALTHBEHAVIORS(Renee E. Sieving,Lydia A. Shrier).

Types of Measures.

Measurement Error.

TWENTY-FOUR: BRIEF MOTIVATIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR ADOLESCENTHEALTH PROMOTION IN CLINICAL SETTINGS(MaryRojas,Debra Braun-Courville,  AnneNucci-Sack,Angela Diaz).

Brief Intervention.

TWENTY-FIVE: HEALTH POLICY APPROACHES TO REDUCE ADOLESCENTRISK BEHAVIOR AND ADVERSE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES(David G.Altman,Heather Champion,Erin L. Sutfin).

The Ecological Model.

Principles of Policy Approaches.

Tobacco.

Alcohol.

Driving.

Physical Activity and Obesity.

Violence.

Sexual Health.

TWENTY-SIX: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN ADOLESCENT HEALTHCARE AND RESEARCH(Abigail English,John S.Santelli,Audrey Smith Rogers).

Health, Human Rights, and Ethical Principles.

Legal Status of Adolescents and Access to Health Care.

Research Regulation and Ethics.

TWENTY-SEVEN: ADOLESCENT RISK BEHAVIORS AND ADVERSE HEALTHOUTCOMES: FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH, PRACTICE, ANDPOLICY(Ralph J. DiClemente,John S.Santelli,Richard A. Crosby).

Prevention Research and Practice Are Interdisciplinary.

Adolescent Health Promotion Needs to Address Multiple Levels ofCausality.

Strategies Are Needed to Improve the Sustainability of HealthPromotion Programs.

New and Promising Theoretical Orientations.

The Need to Improve Prevention Program Transfer.

The Need to Measure Cost-Effectiveness in Health PromotionResearch.

Interactions Between Spheres of Infl uence: Lessons for theFuture.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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