This book 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 30 years, scientific research on children and adolescents identified the major conditions influencing each of these problems. The research provides information for designing programs and policies that prevent such problems. We hope that compiling this information in a single volume will foster better use of research findings.
KeywordsYoung People Problem Behavior Antisocial Behavior Eighth Grader Unwanted Pregnancy
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