Youth: Practices, perspectives and challenges

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Abstract

Youth development represents a complex set of individual transitions embedded in a particular socio-political environment, cultural context, and historical timing. Though turning points are experienced across the life span, changes may possibly be even more salient in youth given the fundamental biological, cognitive, psychological, and social transformations occurring at this developmental stage. This book is a joint effort by American, European, and Asian scholars who provide a multi and inter-disciplinary view of the current state of youth development and discuss a world-wide range of timely issues. Topics discussed include health concerns for youth in the areas of evaluation of nutritional outcomes, heightened risks of cardiovascular disease, psychiatric treatment, and mental health; and socialization and contextual effects are also covered in the areas of youth violence, bullying and cyberbullying; treatment needs in substance use disorders, contexts outside school and family, and challenges in the school environment.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages390
ISBN (Print)9781626180673
StatePublished - Mar 2013

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