Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2015


Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc,
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED105010

Adolescence identifies a critical period of human life that allows sufficient maturity for the human being to leave childhood dependency and pass through a dramatic period of immense physiological, psychological, and sociological consequences. The adolescent must accept the failures and successes of childhood with the initiation of puberty and in the end, starts his or her adult life as central nervous system maturity occurs. The tremendous peaks of growth and development are only exceeded by those seen in utero and in early childhood. This yearbook has research on pregnancy, cyperbullying, transition issues, body image, health issues and environmental health, which we hope you will find of interest.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


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Section One: Pregnancy, Human Rights and Syphilis

Chapter 1
Prevalence of Pregnancy in Adolescence
(Tania AS Rovida, Suzely AS Moimaz, Daniela P Lima and Clea AS Garbin)

Chapter 2
(Neelkamal Soares and Dilip R Patel)

Chapter 3
(Peter Chung and Dilip R Patel)

Chapter 4
Cyberbullying in Adolescents: The Prevalence of Mental Disorders and Suicidal Behavior
(Elizabeth L Mirsky and Hatim A Omar)

Chapter 5
Factors Facilitating Constructive Coping with Stress
(Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz and Hatim A Omar)

Chapter 6
Human Rights Violations of Children in India: An Overview
(Sonali Bhattacharya and Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya)

Chapter 7
Revisiting Menstrual Bleeding Patterns in Adolescents using Etonogestrel (ENG) Implant
(Anna Iddings and Hatim A Omar)

Chapter 8
Bullying Victimization in Benin: Prevalence and its Correlates Among In-School Adolescents
(Mazyanga L Mazaba-Liwewe, Sricharan Pasupulati, Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Olusegun Babaniyi, Idah Ndumba, Freddie Masaninga, Adamson S Muula, Peter Songolo and Seter Siziya)

Chapter 9
Syphilis: The Forgotten Sexually Transmitted Disease. A Brief Case Report
(Amy Burnett and Hatim A Omar)

Section Two: Places and Spaces

Chapter 10
A Review of Intervention Programs that Assist the Transition for Adolescence into High School and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems
(Rose Woods and Julie Ann Pooley)

Chapter 11
Collaborative Practice Development to Improve Clinical Outcomes for Adolescents with Co-Occurring Mental Illness, Substance use and Impulse Control Disorders
(Michael K Monisse-Redman)

Chapter 12
Loneliness, Reputational Orientations and Positive Mental Well-Being during Adolescence
(Annemaree Carroll, Stephen Houghton, Amanda Bourgeois, John Hattie, Carol Tan and Asyegul Ozsoy)

Chapter 13
The Social and Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health Implications for Adolescents Transitioning to Secondary Boarding School
(David J Mander, Leanne Lester and Donna Cross)

Chapter 14
Bullying Behaviour Following Students’ Transition to a Secondary Boarding School Context
(Leanne Lester, David J Mander and Donna Cross)

Chapter 15
Goals and Life Plans of Adolescents Studying in Integration Classes in Poland
(Hanna Liberska, Alicja Malina, Dorota Suwalska-Barancewicz and Eliza Wielgomas)

Chapter 16
Bullying, Cyberbullying, Depression and Suicide Ideation among Youth: Comparing Online to Paper-and-Pencil Questionnaires
(Yonatan Shpiegel, Anat Brunstein Klomek and Alan Apter)

Chapter 17
Benefits of Getting Hooked on Sports or the Arts: Examining the Connectedness of Youth who Participate in Sport and Creative Arts Activities
(Julie M Bower and Annemaree Carroll)

Chapter 18
Developing Well-Being in Australian Youth: Contingencies of Self-Esteem
(Mandie B Shean, Lynne Cohen and Terry de Jong (deceased))

Chapter 19
Adolescent Involvement in Out-of-Control Parties: Social Media Responders’ Perspectives on Underage Alcohol Consumption and Violent Antisocial Party Behaviours
(Umneea Khan and Myra F Taylor)

Chapter 20
‘Out on the Street it’s like a Brotherhood of Sorts’: The Commonality of Violent Offending within Scottish and Australian Street-Orientated Youth Subcultures
(Myra F Taylor, Ross Deuchar and Joanne van der Leun)

Chapter 21
‘I don’t do it to be Deviant it’s just Unfortunate that it’s Illegal’: Prolific Graffiti Offenders’ Perspectives on what it would take to Stop them from Writing Graffiti Illegally on the Streets
(Myra F Taylor)

Chapter 22
Abstinence from Alcohol may Indeed be the Best Policy: 32 Month Longitudinal Outcomes among Adolescents in the United Kingdom
(Michael T McKay, Martin Dempster and Jon C Cole)

Chapter 23
Description and Preliminary Investigation of Family TIES (Training In Essential Skills), A Strategy for Treating Youth Aggression and Related Problems in a Social Services Agency
(Stephen Ellenbogen, Robert Calame, Kim Parker, Johannes Finne and Nico Trocmé)

Chapter 24
The Development of Early Onset, Chronic, and Versatile Offending: The Role of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Mediating Factors
(Raymond R Corrado and Evan C McCuish)

Section Three: Child Abuse, Media and Hypertension

Chapter 25
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: A Form of Child Abuse
(Eunice Grace and Nithya Jagannathan)

Chapter 26
Factors Influencing Parental Decision Making for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine: A Literature Review
(Nemica Thavarajah, Edward Chow and Jose Arocha)

Chapter 27
Young Women’s Perception of Body Shape/Weight and Health: A Measurement Problem
(Said Shahtahmasebi and Bernadette Cassidy)

Chapter 28
Postpartum Education and Support on Breastfeeding Duration
(Kelly Eichmann, Timothy Baghurst and Chris Jayne)

Chapter 29
Associations of Cigarette Smoking and Close Friendship with Sexual Intercourse among School-Going Adolescents in Mauritania
(David Mulenga, Mazyanga L Mazaba-Liwewe, Olusegun Babaniyi and Seter Siziya)

Chapter 30
Parental Influence on the Cardiovascular Health and Body Composition of Homeschool Children
(David A Wachob and Robert E Alman)

Chapter 31
Media Exposure in Primary School Pupils in South Western Nigeria: A Weight Concern?
(Olusegun T Afolabi, Bamidele Bello, Macellina Y Ijadunola, Christopher O Alabi, Chinedu E Akabueze and Oluwaseun A Alabi)

Chapter 32
An Instrument for Analyzing the Concepts of Work, Studying, and Leisure time of Adolescents
(Lea Ferrari, Laura Nota, Salvatore Soresi and Maria Cristina Ginevra)

Chapter 33
Elements of Culture and Tradition that Shape the Perceptions and Expectations of Somali Refugee Mothers about Autism
(Shanna Miller-Gairy and Saul Mofya)

Chapter 34
Quality of Life of Parents of Children with Asthma
(Anna Trzcieniecka-Green, Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz, Agnieszka Wilczynska and Hatim A Omar)

Chapter 35
Glucocorticoid-Responsive Hypertension in Early Childhood Followed up for Five Years: A Case of 11-Beta-Hydroxylase Deficiency
(Alphonsus N Onyiriuka and Nosakhare J Iduoriyekemwen)

Section Four: Break the Cycle

Chapter 36
The Health Law Partnership: An Innovative Vehicle to Address the Impact of the Social Determinants of Health on the Care of Children
(Sylvia B Caley and Robert Pettignano)

Chapter 37
Breaking the Cycle with Medical-Legal Partnerships: A Comparison of Referral and Intake Processes
(Caroline Wick)

Chapter 38
Evaluating In-Home Intervention Strategies to Mitigate Disparate Respiratory Illness Rates in Disadvantaged Urban Pediatric Populations
(Emily McClendon and Justin Babino)

Chapter 39
Predictors of Completed Childhood Vaccination in Bolivia
(Brianna Osetinsky, Laura M Gaydos and Juan S Leon)

Chapter 40
Elements of Culture and Tradition that Shape the Perceptions and Expectations of Somali Refugee Mothers about Autism Spectrum Disorder
(Shanna Miller-Gairy and Saul Mofya)

Chapter 41
Screening for Autism in Santiago Chile: Community Perspectives
(Maria I Eugenin, Rosario Moore, Javiera Martinez-Gutierrez, Carolina A Perez and Patricia M Valenzuela)

Chapter 42
Violence as a Public Health Crisis for Children and Youth: A Study of Mexico
(Carolina de la Portilla and Enrique Cifuentes)

Chapter 43
Improving Environmental and Health Outreach to Children in Puerto Rico: A Geographic Information Systems-Aided Approach
(Lauren M Ritter and Damiris P Agu)

Chapter 44
Impact of Environmental Health on Teen Outcomes in Rural Kentucky
(Lesley Davidson, Alissa Briggs and Hatim A Omar)

Chapter 45
Media Literacy and Perceptions of Identity among Pre-Adolescent African-American Girls
(Johari Harris, Miles Irving, Phd and Ann C Kruger)

Chapter 46
Early Childhood Obesity, Socioeconomic Status, and Executive Functioning in Atlanta Children
(Amanda K Brzozowski and Carolyn D Drews-Botsch)

Chapter 47
A Pilot Study to Analyze a Multisport/Triathlon Program as a Mechanism to Promote Self-Determined Exercise among an Overweight Inner-City Middle School Latino Population
(Jeff Condit, Mark Caballero and Paula Papanek)

Chapter 48
Next Step Up: A Mentoring and Tutoring Intervention to Break the Cycle of Disadvantage
(Elise Marie Tolbert and Pamela Maxson)

Section Five: Acknowledgements

Chapter 49
About the Editor

Chapter 50
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Section Six: Index


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