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Preventing Youth Problems

ISBN-10: 0306477335

ISBN-13: 9780306477331

Edition: 2003

Authors: Anthony Biglan, Margaret C. Wang, Herbert J. Walberg

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Preventing Youth Problems provides information needed to prevent five of the most common, costly, and dangerous problems of adolescence: anti-social behavior, tobacco use, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual behavior that risks disease and unwanted pregnancy. Over the past thirty years, scientific research on children and adolescents identified the major conditions influencing each of these problems. Each of the chapters in this volume provides a concise summary of what is known about one of these five problem behaviors. Each chapter covers the following essential points: - Incidence, prevalence, and cost of the problem, vital for gauging the importance of preventing the problem and for making the case for such efforts in public discussion of priorities; - Biological and environmental influences which increase or decrease the likelihood of these problems; and, - Principles, programs and policies that have been shown to reduce the incidence of each problem, information that can help in prevention of these behaviors.
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 5/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 188
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Anthony Biglan, PhD, is Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute, where he conducts research on the prevention of child and adolescent problem behavior and on the childrearing practices that affect child and adolescent development. His current work focuses on contextual analyses of childrearing practices in communities. Patricia A. Brennan, PhD, is on the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Emory University. Her research interests include the study of etiological factors of aggression and violence from a biological perspective, and parental psychopathology (depression/schizophrenia) and its effect on child diagnostic, neurological, and behavioral outcomes. Sharon L. Foster, PhD, is Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Foster is the author of three books as well as numerous articles and book chapters on children's peer relations, assessment and treatment of parent/n-/adolescent conflict, and research methodology. Harold D. Holder, PhD, is Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center, Berkeley, California. His research has explored two major areas: prevention of alcohol problems and costs and benefits of alcoholism treatment. Dr. Holder was the 1995 recipient of the Jellinek Memorial Award for his research on social and economic factors in alcohol consumption.

Introduction
The Prevention of Antisocial Behavior: Beyond Efficacy and Effectiveness
Causal Structure of Alcohol Use and Problems in Early Life: Multilevel Etiology and Implications for Prevention
The Prevention of Tobacco Use
The Prevention of Drug Abuse
Sexual Risk Behaviors among Adolescents
The Generic Features of Effective Childrearing
Conclusions and Recommendations
About the Editors
About the Authors
Series Mission
University Advisory Committee
National Advisory Committee
Index