Building Healthy Individuals, Families, and Communities

Creating Lasting Connections

  • Ted N. Strader
  • David A. Collins
  • Tim D. Noe

Part of the Prevention in Practice Library book series (PPLI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ted N. Strader, David A. Collins, Tim D. Noe
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ted N. Strader, David A. Collins, Tim D. Noe
    Pages 11-17
  4. Ted N. Strader, David A. Collins, Tim D. Noe
    Pages 19-34
  5. Ted N. Strader, David A. Collins, Tim D. Noe
    Pages 35-61
  6. Ted N. Strader, David A. Collins, Tim D. Noe
    Pages 63-76
  7. Ted N. Strader, David A. Collins, Tim D. Noe
    Pages 77-93
  8. Ted N. Strader, David A. Collins, Tim D. Noe
    Pages 95-96
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 97-112

About this book

Introduction

Youth have nearly always exhibited behaviors that frustrate adults. It can be diffi­ cult to understand why young people engage in risky or destructive behavior, and it is challenging to develop strategies to encourage more healthy and responsible behavior among our youth. However, it is helpful to realize that despite the fact that large numbers of youth engage in frightful and destructive behaviors for pe­ riods of time during adolescence and early adulthood, a large proportion of youth find a way not only to survive but also to bounce back and contribute significantly to the furtherance of human development. We are not the first generation of adults to experience the pain, fear, and frustration of dealing with our youth. More important, we recognize that we are not helpless when faced with the problems youth experience. While it is true that adolescents have always exhibited problem behaviors, a number of effective tools and approaches have always been at our disposal to assist with appropriate youth development. Of course, the most effective approaches require a tremendous amount of focused time and energy.

Keywords

Design Familie Nation alcohol health knowledge prevention

Authors and affiliations

  • Ted N. Strader
    • 1
  • David A. Collins
    • 1
  • Tim D. Noe
    • 1
  1. 1.Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES)LouisvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4245-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46318-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4245-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8016
  • About this book