Promoting the Health of Adolescents: New Directions for the Twenty-first Century

Paperback | March 1, 1994

EditorSusan G. Millstein, Anne C. Petersen, Elena O. Nightingale

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Chronic diseases and premature death can often be linked to social, environmental, and behavioral factors that are subject to modification, especially during adolescence when many habits--both good and bad--are formed. In order to effectively encourage good health-related behaviors amongadolescents, health providers need an integrated understanding of the many factors involved. This volume fills that need by providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date review of the pertinent issues, including in-depth discussions on adolescent sexuality, substance abuse, the future of adolescenthealth promotion, and the relationship between socioeconomic status and health-related behaviors. The outstanding group of contributors represents a wide variety of disciplines and offers proven techniques and approaches that can help future adults enjoy longer, safer, more productive lives. Withan emphasis on practical solutions, Promoting the Health of Adolescents will be of value to health and social scientists, health care providers, educators, and administrators who plan and implement programs for adolescent health.

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Chronic diseases and premature death can often be linked to social, environmental, and behavioral factors that are subject to modification, especially during adolescence when many habits--both good and bad--are formed. In order to effectively encourage good health-related behaviors amongadolescents, health providers need an integrated...

Susan G. Millstein is at University of California, San Francisco. Anne C. Petersen is at University of Minnesota.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.17 × 6.1 × 1.02 inPublished:March 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Foreword. J.B. Richmond: Health Promotion in Historical Perspective1. S.G. Millstein, A.C. Peterson, and E.O Nightingale: Adolescent Health Promotion: Rationale, Goals, and ObjectivesPART I: THE ADOLESCENT, HEALTH, AND SOCIETY2. L.J. Crockett and A.C. Peterson: Adolescent Development: Health Risks and Opportunities for Health Promotion3. L.V. Klerman: The Influence of Economic Factors on Health-Related Behaviors in Adolescents4. F. Earls: Health Promotion for Minority Adolescents: Cultural Considerations5. C.L. Perry, S.H. Kelder, and K.A. Komro: The Social World of Adolescents: Families, Peers, Schools, and the Community6. S.G. Millstein: A View of Health from the Adolescent's Perspective7. D.S. Elliot: Health-Enhancing and Health-Compromising LifestylesPART II: TOPICAL AREAS OF INTEREST FOR PROMOTING HEALTH8. B.E. Compas: Promoting Positive Mental Health During Adolescence9. J. Brooks-Gunn and R.L. Paikoff: Sex Is a Gamble, Kissing Is a Game: Adolescent Sexuality and Health Promotion10. J.F. Sallis: Promoting Healthful Diet and Physical Activity11. J.E.N. Albino and S.D. Lawrence: Promoting Oral Health in Adolescents12. H. Leventhal and P. Keeshan: Promoting Healthy Alternatives to Substance Abuse13. F. Earls, R.B. Cairns, and J. Mercy: The Control of Violence and the Promotion of Non-Violence in Adolescence14. R. Hingson and J. Howland: Promoting Safety in AdolescentsC.E. Irwin, Jr.; J.M. Broering: Commentary on Part II: Topical Areas of Interest for Promoting HealthPART III: THE FUTURE OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH PROMOTION: NEXT STEPS15. T.D. Cook, A.R. Anson, and S.B. Walchli: From Causal Description to Causal Explanation: Improving Three Already Good Evaluations of Adolescent Health Programs16. D.A. Hamburg et al.: Adolescent Health Promotion in the Twenty-first Century: A Synthesis of Current Progress and Future Directions

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"The audience for this reference is anyone who works with youths, with a focus on health professionals....The editors bring together experts from diverse disciplines such as anthropology, health policy, medicine, and nutrition, while maintaining textual coherence throughout....Efforts toaddress the impact of poverty and minority status relative to each health issue make this a particularly useful and timely reference....Overall, this book is highly readable..." --Sharon L. Hoerr, RD, Ph.D., Michigan State University, Journal of Nutrition Education