Neither too sweet nor too sour: Problem peers, maternal control, and problem behavior in African American adolescents
Encouraging acceptance of the clinical uniqueness of today's adolescents
and their families.
After alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and crack/cocaine, these drugs are the most commonly used and abused by adolescents
(Monitoring the Future, 2005).
were invited to participate in the study through recruitment letters and phone calls by study team members that summarized project goals (i.
A staggering number of adolescents
have been sexually assaulted, abused, or harassed, and the vast majority of cases go unreported (United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2003; United States Department of Justice, 2000a).
Organizing the book around sociolegal contexts for adolescent
offenders with mental disorders, he articulates three principal concerns: (1) custodial treatment obligations, (2) due process in adjudication proceedings, and (3) public safety.
residents were classified as adolescents
ranging in age from 10-19 years.
Focus groups are often thought of as only being appropriate for adults because of their historic use in marketing research, yet when the social and cognitive developmental needs of adolescents
are considered, focus groups can be very effective with adolescent
Maintaining this balance can be an ethical challenge, especially when conducting research involving adolescents
with neurological conditions.
Major Finding: Adolescents
assigned to a stepped intervention were 1.
This developmental task enables adolescents
to build more egalitarian and mutual relations in their close relationships (Youniss & Smollar, 1985).
with a history of problematic alcohol use prior to the emergency department visit should receive greater attention in the discharge planning process, especially with the parents.
Compared with pregnant adults, pregnant adolescents
are significantly more likely to be anemic, to smoke during pregnancy, and to deliver before 32 weeks' gestation, a retrospective study of nearly 26,000 pregnancies found.
The decision to increase from the current 13 to 25 centers was taken in order to reach more adolescents
in different areas.
Topics discussed include interactions between hospital pediatricians and adolescents
, factors influencing adolescents
' health, attachment and depression in adolescence, and a crisis intervention model for adolescents
presenting somatic complaints in emergency psychiatry.