School, Adolescence and Health Issues


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Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000

Adolescence is the critical period or rather process in human development, where the individual leaves the dependency of childhood and enters a period in which dramatic changes occur, eventually resulting in what society identifies as adulthood. It is a complex developmental time involving sociological, psychological and physiological issues that starts with puberty and ends sometime in the third decade of life with central nervous system maturation (parents would want this period to be much quicker and shorter).

The goal of adolescence is to develop an autonomous adult, who is capable of functioning at intellectual, sexual, and vocational levels acceptable to society. Prevention and management of health problems in children and adolescents can prevent considerable morbidity in adults. Working with adolescents is difficult, frustrating and very rewarding at the same time. In this book, we have gathered international research to show you a picture of health issues in adolescence and during the school period of human development. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction pp,xi-xii

Chapter 1. Adolescent Health Issues
(Joav Merrick, Ariel Tenenbaum and Hatim A. Omar, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel and others)pp,1-2

Section One: School Health Issues pp,3-4

Chapter 2. Allergies among Elementary School Children: Integration of Daily Environmental and School Health Surveillance Systems
(Wasantha P. Jayawardene, Ahmed H. Youssef Agha and David K. Lohrmann, Departments of Applied Health Science and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health Bloomington, Indiana University, Indiana, USA)pp.5-20

Chapter 3. School-Age Children with Severe Health Problems
(Cecilia Obeng, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)pp,21-26

Chapter 4. Predicting Pediatrician Sick Visits for Adolescents
(Laura Nabors and Brian T. Olsen, Counseling Program, Department of Health and Human Services, College of Education, Criminal Justice, Health and Human Services and Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)pp.27-30

Chapter 5. School Climate and Psychological Hardiness among Adolescents
(Jagpreet Kaur and Kulwinder Singh, Department of Education, Punjabi University, Patiala, India)pp,31-46

Chapter 6. Parental Expectations on School Sex Education in a Suburban Community
(Esther O. Asekun-Olarinmoye, Magbagbeola D. Dairo, Ifeoluwapo O. Asekun-Olarinmoye and Wasiu O. Adebimpe, Department of Community Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria)pp,47-56

Chapter 7. Exposure of High School Students to Noise from Personal Music Players
(Benoît Lévesque, Raphaëlle Fiset, Laurence Isabelle, Denis Gauvin, Julie Baril, Richard Larocque, Suzanne Gingras, Tony Leroux, Michel Picard and Serge André Girard, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Québec, Canada and others)pp,57-66

Chapter 8. Teens Texting
(Archana Srinivas, Megan White and Hatim A. Omar, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)pp,67-72

Chapter 9. Sneaking around the Streets: Prolific Graffiti Taggers’ Socialization Habits
(Myra F. Taylor, School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University Western Australia)pp,73-86

Chapter 10. Kidney Transplants in Adolescence
(Cheryl Belair, Jordan Gilleland and Sandra Amaral, Department of Transplant Services, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and others)pp,87-96

Chapter 11. Adolescent Bereavement
(Leslie Robin and Hatim A. Omar, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)pp,97-108

Chapter 12. Theatrical Games: Schoolchildren and Familiarisation with the Meaning of Loss and Death
(Angeliki Nikolakopoulou, Fotini Garagouni–Areou, Christina Roussi-Vergou and Maria Zafiropoulou, Laboratory of Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, Department of Preschool Education, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece)pp,109-116

Section Two: School and Violence pp,117-118

Chapter 13. Bullying Victimization among In-School Adolescents
(Patti Herring, Seter Siziya, Sricharan Pasupulati, Emmanuel Rudatsikira and Adamson S. Muula, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, USA and others)pp,119-126

Chapter 14. Aggression among High School Students
(Manmeet Kaur Reen and Deepali Sharma, Department of Human Development and Family Relations, Government Home Science College, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India)pp,127-138

Chapter 15. Prevalence of Maltreatment of Adolescents among High School Children
(Jyothi Manoj and Josmy Thomas, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, Karnataka and St Joseph’s Hospital, Dharmagiri, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India)pp,139-142

Chapter 16. Adolescent Dating Violence
(Anuja Bandyopadhyay, Amit Deokar and Hatim A. Omar, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA)pp,143-164

Chapter 17. Young Offenders: Principles of Effective Treatment
(Thomas Ross and María Isabel Fontao, Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Centre Reichenau, Reichenau, Germany)pp,165-180

Section Three: Acknowledgements pp,181-182

Chapter 18. About the Editors pp,183-184

Chapter 19. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel pp,185-188

Chapter 20. About the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Kentucky Children’s Hospital at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States pp,189-192

Chapter 21. About the Book Series “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health” pp,193-194

Section Four: Index pp,197-208

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