Issues in Children's and Families' Lives

Preventing Youth Problems

Editors: Biglan, Anthony, Wang, Margaret C., Walberg, Herbert J. (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Biglan, Anthony (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • The Prevention of Antisocial Behavior

    Fisher, Philip A.

    Pages 5-31

  • Causal Structure of Alcohol Use and Problems in Early Life

    Zucker, Robert A.

    Pages 33-61

  • The Prevention of Tobacco Use

    Biglan, Anthony (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

  • The Prevention of Drug Abuse

    Biglan, Anthony (et al.)

    Pages 87-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preventing Youth Problems
Editors
  • Anthony Biglan
  • Margaret C. Wang
  • Herbert J. Walberg
Series Title
Issues in Children's and Families' Lives
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-6236-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-6236-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47733-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3398-0
Series ISSN
1572-1981
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 188
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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