International Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development

The Public Health Response

  • Andrew L. Cherry
  • Valentina Baltag
  • Mary E. Dillon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A Snapshot of Adolescent Health and Development Globally and from Selected Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elizabeth Saewyc
      Pages 3-14
    3. Annulla Linders
      Pages 15-28
    4. Mercedes Esquivel Lauzurique
      Pages 29-44
    5. Miyuki Nagamatsu, Yukiko Hamada, Takeshi Sato
      Pages 45-67
  3. Adolescent Health Conditions and Public Health Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Joan Ozanne-Smith, Jennifer Pilgrim, Jennie Oxley
      Pages 71-92
    3. Swaran P. Singh, Cathy Winsper
      Pages 93-114
    4. Stefaan Pleysier, Inge Vanfraechem, Lode Walgrave
      Pages 115-142
    5. Margo Mullinax, Sanyukta Mathur, John Santelli
      Pages 143-167
    6. Sanyukta Mathur, Margo Mullinax, John S. Santelli
      Pages 183-205
    7. Marilyn Massey-Stokes, Alejandra Quezada
      Pages 207-239
    8. Richard E. Bélanger, Joan-Carles Surís
      Pages 293-305
  4. Adolescent Responsive Health and Social Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Valentina Baltag, Susan M. Sawyer
      Pages 309-324
    3. Susan M. Sawyer, Valentina Baltag
      Pages 325-340
    4. Catriona Waddington, Claudia Sambo
      Pages 373-395
    5. Pierre-André Michaud, Caroline Free
      Pages 397-409
    6. Aleksandr Kulikov, Karina Vartanova, Pavel Krotin
      Pages 411-432
    7. Claudia Reyes-Quilodrán, Liliana Guerra-Aburto, Guillermo E. Sanhueza, Hilary Jones, Jorge Delva
      Pages 433-447
    8. Vijayan K. Pillai, Ya-Chien Wang, Arati Maleku
      Pages 449-460
  5. Pairing Children with Health Services: The Role of School Health Services

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 525-537

About this book


This comprehensive reference uses an ecological perspective to sort out the complex mix of biological, psychological, social, and other factors influencing adolescent health as well as shaping professional responses to the needs of adolescents. Describing critical concerns at the global level and innovative strategies from selected countries, the book urges readers to develop and support practices and policies to enhance optimal youth development. Expert coverage centers on key areas: the global state of adolescent health and development, adolescent health issues and public health answers, making health systems more responsive to youth, and improving school health services. And bedrock themes such as social determinants of health, young people’s right to health care, and health and gender disparities are discussed throughout these chapters. 

Included among the topics:

• The epidemiology of adolescent health

• Adolescent sexual health and sexuality education

• Restorative justice and the mental wellbeing of adolescents

• Critical issues in adolescent nutrition: needs and recommendations

• Towards an adolescent competent workforce

• Pairing children with health services: the changing role of school health services in the 21st century

The International Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development is essential to medical schools, public schools, and college libraries; teaching faculty; graduate and post-graduate students in public health, medicine, social work, other behavioral sciences and health disciplines (e.g., nursing, allied heath); as well as practitioners interested in better orienting their services to the health needs of adolescents.


HIV/AIDS and adolescents adolescent health adolescent health and prevention science adolescent health in developed countries adolescent health in developing countries epidemiology and adolescent health

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew L. Cherry
    • 1
  • Valentina Baltag
    • 2
  • Mary E. Dillon
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Social Work, University of OklahomaMedicaid Endowed Professor of Mental Health EmeritusTulsaUSA
  2. 2.HellerupDenmark
  3. 3.School of WorkUniversity of Central FloridaTulsaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40741-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40743-2
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