© 2003

Preventing Youth Problems

  • Anthony Biglan
  • Margaret C. Wang
  • Herbert J. Walberg

Part of the Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives book series (IICL, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anthony Biglan, Herbert J. Walberg
    Pages 1-4
  3. Philip A. Fisher
    Pages 5-31
  4. Anthony Biglan, Herbert H. Severson
    Pages 63-85
  5. Anthony Biglan, Brian Flay, Sharon L. Foster
    Pages 87-111
  6. Henry D. Anaya, Susan M. Cantwell, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Pages 113-143
  7. Anthony Biglan
    Pages 145-162
  8. Herbert J. Walberg, Anthony Biglan
    Pages 163-166
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 167-188

About this book


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.


Adolescence Antisocial Behavior Nation alcohol environment etiology pregnancy social work youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony Biglan
    • 1
  • Margaret C. Wang
    • 2
  • Herbert J. Walberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Oregon Research InstituteEugeneUSA
  2. 2.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-47733-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3398-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-6236-5
  • Series ISSN 1572-1981
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and School Psychology
    Social Sciences, general
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