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Author: Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2006 "This is a book that every professional involved with health programmes or clinical services for adolescents should have access to..."
Author: WHO Bulletin, May 2006 “[…] it is a well-researched and compiled text that will certainly be of use to another potential readership- the academic and research communities who study the needs of adolescents and design and evaluate interventions for promoting adolescent health.”
Author: The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, January 2006 “This book is a useful resource for health educators, academics, researchers and those who device policies and draft the laws regarding adolescents.”
Author: The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol 72; Number 11; November 2005 “This book is unique as well as very comprehensive for all professional engaged in practice with adolescents. It represents an attempt to incorporate a developmental perspective in the conceptual analysis of classical theoretical constructs applied to various stages of adolescence.”
"The book transcends all the cultural barriers and discusses the problems faced by adolescents in all societies."
Author: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Australia December 2005 "This excellent book is recommended to medical practitioners, health educators and planners, and those of all disciplines interested in promoting healthy behaviours in adolescents. Its comprehensive and clearly designed layout, with a summary for each section, makes it an ideal reference for both the detail and the overall view of health promotion in this age group."
Author: Journal of the Canadian Association for Adolescent Health, September 2005 "The subject matter is timely and the authors write clearly and with authority. While the text is directed to a Latin American readership it is of great relevance to all those interested in adolescent health promotion and adolescent health policy".
Author: Viviana Mangiaterra, Advisor for Children and Youth, World Bank "The Youth: Choices and Change model presented in this publication is very hands-on and practical, offering it the potential to be widely disseminated and used among health professional practitioners, public health promoters, members of the academic community, civil society, international organizations, and all others involved in designing programs and projects for young people."
Author: Edith Henderson Grotberg, Ph.D. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. "This is the best publication I have seen on youth. And the reasons are many: a. It is the most comprehensive treatment of youth development available, breaking development down to its critical parts both in terms of age and characteristics; b. It demonstrates a respect for youth not often seen in publications concerning youth, and the evidence of such respect is the way issues that deeply affect youth are treated, especially the emotional and sexual; c. It provides clear descriptions of the various theories of change, including theories at the individual, the interpersonal, and the community levels, all necessary to develop programs of intervention to bring about needed change.
Every library should have this book and it is highly recommended as a text book for classes dealing with youth development."
Author: Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., George Washington University Medical School “This volume addresses one of the world’s most important current goals, understanding and helping the world’s youth to cope with their challenges constructively. The adolescent years provide a critical opportunity to rework difficulties and secure and broaden strengths to enable individuals to move into adulthood on healthy foundations. In many respects, the future of the world will depend on how well current generations can successfully guide its course. This volume helpfully employs a comprehensive, developmental framework that takes into account individual, as well as cultural, variations with the aim of guiding programs to help the world’s youth to function adaptively. The volume is both broad in its theoretical scope and practical and down to earth in its suggestions.”
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THEORIES AND MODELS FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE: THEIR APPLICATION TO ADOLESCENT/ 45
Theories and Models that Promote Change at the Individual Level/ 46
The Health Belief Model/ 49
The Transtheoretical Model and Stages of Change/ 55
The Theory of Reasoned Action/ 71
The Theory of Planned Behavior/ 78
The Goal-Setting Theory/ 87
The Self-Regulation Theory/ 94
The Sensation-Seeking Theory/ 102
At a Glance: The Individual Level Theories and Models for Behavior Change/ 111
Theories and Models that Promote Change at the Interpersonal Level/ 118
The Social Cognitive Theory/ 119
The Social Networks and Social Support Theories/ 137
The Authoritative Parenting Model/ 153
The Resilience Theory/ 168
The Stress and Coping Theories/ 176
At a Glance: The Interpersonal Level Theories and Models for Behavior Change/ 190
Theories and Models that Promote Change at the Community Level/ 195
The Community Organization Models/ 196
The Diffusion of Innovations Theory, Behavior Change Communication Models, and Social Marketing/ 209
Models that Promote Change at the Policy Level/ 224
Models of Policy and Legislation Development/ 226
At a Glance: The Community and Policy Level Theories and Models for Behavior Change/ 244
ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGES AND GOALS: THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY INTERVENTION/ 253
A New Approach to Classifying Adolescent Developmental Stages/ 257
Gender Differences and Adolescent Behaviors/ 269
Early Intervention during Adolescence: The Preadolescent Period/ 277
Early Intervention during Adolescence: The Early Adolescent Period/ 306
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS/ 333
The Next Decade: Perspectives for Improving Adolescent Health and Development/ 337
Selected List of Web Resources on Adolescence and Health Behaviors/ 387