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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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: 1,215,859
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD, is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, 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 of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, New York.

Richard A. Crosby, PhD, is DDI Endowed Professor and chair, 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 HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOR.

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

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

Population Characteristics.

Mortality.

High-Risk Behaviors as Underlying Causes of Death.

Mental Health.

THREE: THEORIES OF ADOLESCENT RISK TAKING: THE BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL 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 Michael Blum,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 DECISION MAKING(Julie S. Downs,Baruch Fischhoff).

Key Concepts and Research Findings.

Decision Science and Social Cognition Models of Health Behavior.

Adolescents and Adults.

SIX: BIOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT(Elizabeth A. Shirtcliff).

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

SEVEN: POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives(Richard M. Lerner,Mona Abo-Zena,Neda Bebiroglu, Aerika Brittian,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 Among Adolescents.

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

Health Promotion and Risk Prevention.

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

Epidemiology of Alcohol Use Among Teens.

Promoting Health and Preventing Risk of Alcohol Use Among Youth.

ELEVEN: SUBSTANCE USE AMONG ADOLESCENTS: RISK, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT(Chisina Kapungu,Charu Thakral,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, AND PREVENTION(Sarah E. KretmanMarc A. ZimmermanSusan Morrel-Samuels, Darrell Hudson).

Epidemiology.

Key Concepts.

Examples of Resiliency-Based Interventions Used in Schools.

THIRTEEN: PREVENTION OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR DURING ADOLESCENCE (Anthony Spirito,Quetzalcoatl Hernandez-Cervantes).

Epidemiology.

Prevention.

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

Unintentional Injuries.

Motor Vehicle Injuries.

Strategies for Reducing Motor Vehicle–Related Injuries.

Home and Recreation Injuries.

Strategies for Reducing Home and Recreation Injuries.

Settings for Adolescent Injury.

Preventing and Controlling Injuries.

FIFTEEN: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE TRANSMISSION AND PREGNANCY 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 SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, INCLUDING HIV INFECTION(Douglas Kirby,Richard A. Crosby,John S. Santelli,Ralph J. DiClemente).

Methods Used in This Review.

Curriculum-Based Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs.

Youth Development Programs.

Intensive Programs Combining Youth Development and Reproductive Health.

Communitywide Pregnancy or STD/HIV Prevention Programs.

PART THREE: POPULATIONS, POLICY, AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES.

SEVENTEEN: INCARCERATED AND DELINQUENT YOUTH(Nicholas Freudenberg).

Comparisons.

Key Concepts: Health Conditions and Health Behavior.

Roles for Health Professionals.

The Health-Promoting Correctional Facility.

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

Epidemiology of HIV, STIs, and Pregnancy in Adolescents.

Depressive Symptoms, Mood Disorders, and Emotional Distress in Adolescents.

Interventions.

Implications for Research.

Implications for Health Care.

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

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

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

Key Concepts and Research Findings.

Future Directions for Family-Focused Research.

TWENTY-ONE: MEDIA EXPOSURE AND ADOLESCENTS’ HEALTH BEHAVIOR(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 ADOLESCENT HEALTH RISK BEHAVIORS(Natalie C. Kaiser,Jason E. Owen,Andrew J. Winzelberg).

Key Concepts and Research Findings.

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

Types of Measures.

Measurement Error.

TWENTY-FOUR: BRIEF MOTIVATIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH PROMOTION IN CLINICAL SETTINGS(Mary Rojas,Debra Braun-Courville,  Anne Nucci-Sack,Angela Diaz).

Brief Intervention.

TWENTY-FIVE: HEALTH POLICY APPROACHES TO REDUCE ADOLESCENT RISK 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 HEALTH CARE 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 HEALTH OUTCOMES: FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH, PRACTICE, AND POLICY(Ralph J. DiClemente,John S. Santelli,Richard A. Crosby).

Prevention Research and Practice Are Interdisciplinary.

Adolescent Health Promotion Needs to Address Multiple Levels of Causality.

Strategies Are Needed to Improve the Sustainability of Health Promotion Programs.

New and Promising Theoretical Orientations.

The Need to Improve Prevention Program Transfer.

The Need to Measure Cost-Effectiveness in Health Promotion Research.

Interactions Between Spheres of Infl uence: Lessons for the Future.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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