This reference provides a comprehensive assessment of adolescent health risk behaviors - such as smoking, violence, teen pregnancy, and AIDS among many others. Experts describe trends and changes in risk behaviors over time; illustrate theoretical models useful for understanding adolescent risk-taking behavior and developing preventive interventions; review the state-of-the-science with respect to prevention strategies for each risk behavior; and identify effective treatment modalities.
Adolescents at Risk: A Generation in Jeopardy; R.J. DiClemente, et al. Trends in Adolescent Morbidity and Mortality; C.W. Sells, R.Wm. Blum. Theories of Adolescent Risktaking; V. Igra, C.E. Irwin, Jr. Tobacco Use; C.L. Perry, M.J. Staufacker. Disordered Eating; L.E. Ponton. Alcohol Use; M. Windle, et al. Drug Use; W.B. Hansen, P.M. O'Malley. Suicide and Suicidal Behavior; Y. Cohen, et al. Unintentional Injury; I. Lescohier, S.S. Gallagher. Delinquency; D.C. Gottfredson, et al. Violence; A.R. Stiffman et al.. Pregnancy; C. Stevens-Simon, E.R. McAnarney. Sexually Transmitted Disease including Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection; L. D'Angelo, R.J. DiClemente. Runaways and Homelessness; M.J. Rotheram-Borus, et al. Academic Underachievement and School Failure; J. Sikorski, et al. New Directions for Adolescent Risk Prevention and Health Promotion Research and Interventions; R.J. DiClemente, et al. Index.