The authors of this work closely explore the incidence of problem youth behaviors and scrutinize the efficacy of existing prevention programs. This review includes interventions specifically designed to promote youth development or to minimize the long-term consequences of problem behaviors from violence and criminality, substance use and abuse, teen pregnancy and hazardous sexual behaviors, and school failure. Academics and professionals in public health social work, psychology, and school counseling will find special interest in this important work.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 339
Weight: 557 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
(John Coleman, OBE, Ph.D., FBPsS, Director, Trust for the Study of Adolescence)
"Youth Development Programs: Across Borders fills a substantial gap for students, researchers, and policy-makers both by providing a timely review of findings in the field, as well as providing a primer in the conceptual foundations and future directions of prevention science."
(Mark T. Greenberg, Ph.D., Bennett Chair of Prevention Research, Director of the Prevention Research Center and Associate Director, Child Youth and Families Consortium, The Pennsylvania State University)