Adolescent Risk Behaviors: Why Teens Experiment and Strategies to Keep Them Safe / Edition 1

Adolescent Risk Behaviors: Why Teens Experiment and Strategies to Keep Them Safe / Edition 1

by David A. Wolfe, Peter G. Jaffe, Claire V. Crooks, David Wolfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300110804

ISBN-13: 9780300110807

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book focuses on the crucial role that relationships play in the lives of teenagers.nbsp; The authors particularly examine the ways that healthy relationships can help teens avoid such common risk behaviors as substance abuse, dating violence, sexual assault, and unsafe sexual practices. Addressing the current lack of effective prevention programs for teens,

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This book focuses on the crucial role that relationships play in the lives of teenagers.nbsp; The authors particularly examine the ways that healthy relationships can help teens avoid such common risk behaviors as substance abuse, dating violence, sexual assault, and unsafe sexual practices. Addressing the current lack of effective prevention programs for teens, they present new strategies for encouraging healthy choices. nbsp; The book first traces differences between the rules of relating for boys and girls and discusses typical and atypical patterns of experimentation in teens. The authors identify the common link among risk behaviors: the relationship connection. In the second part of the book, they examine the principles of successful programs used by schools and communities to cultivate healthy adolescent development. An illuminating conclusion describes the key ingredients for engaging adolescents, their parents, teachers, and communities in the effort to promote healthy, nonviolent relationships among teens.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300110807
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Current Perspectives in Psychology
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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