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NCJ Number: 175415 Find in a Library
Title: Promoting Teen Health: Linking Schools, Health Organizations, and Community
Editor(s): A Henderson; S Champlin; W Evashwick
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 280
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 07619-0276-7
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for health care and social-science professionals engaged in helping youth cope with their problems and succeed, this book provides an overview of some of the most serious health problems confronting today's youth and ways to address them through health promotion and education.
Abstract: The first part of the volume covers a broad range of teen health problems, including tobacco, alcohol, and other substance abuse; pregnancy; sexually transmitted diseases; mental health problems; and youth violence. Each chapter addresses a specific problem, presenting recent pertinent demographic information and health promotion strategies that have been effective in dealing with it. Resources are included for many of the problems discussed. Following a transition chapter on factors associated with success in health education programs, the book describes several actual teen health promotion programs, along with the way they were funded, an evaluation of why they were successful, and a brief perspective from one of the participants. For chapters on substance abuse and violence, see NCJ-175416-18. Chapter references, figures, and tables and a name index
Main Term(s): Juvenile health services
Index Term(s): Adolescent pregnancy; AIDS/HIV prevention; Dating Violence; Domestic assault; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile mental health services; Tobacco use; Violent juvenile offenders
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