Youth: Practices, Perspectives and Challenges


Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo (Editor)
Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA

Series: Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs, Social Issues, Justice and Status

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. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Contributors

Youth Health

Chapter 1. Evaluation of Nutrition Outcomes in Youth: Challenges and Opportunities
(Lucia Kaiser, Constance Schneider, Marisa Neelon, Chutima Ganthavorn, Brenda Roche, Concepcion Mendoza and Timothy Matthiessen, Dept. of Nutrition, UC Davis, CA, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. The Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Its Associations Between Obesity and Physical Activity in Adolescents: International Perspectives
(Duncan Buchan, Non-E. Thomas, Lon Kilgore, Juliette M. Mason and Julien S. Baker, Health and Exercise Sciences, School of Science,
University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland, UK, and others)

Chapter 3. TDM as a Tool for the Personalization of Psychiatric Treatment in Children and Adolescents
(Ioanna Vardakou, Constantinos Pistos, Chara Spiliopoulou and Giorgos Alevizopoulos, University of Athens, Greece)

Chapter 4. The Assessment of Schizotypal Experiences in Adolescent Population
(Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero, Mercedes Paino, Serafin Lemos-Giraldez and Jose Muñiz, Department of Educational Sciences, University of La Rioja, Spain, and others)

Contextual Effects & Socialization Processes

Chapter 5. Youth Violence: Risks, Causes, Management Strategies and Directions for Future Inquiry
(Suman Sarkar, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, India)

Chapter 6. Determining Adolescents’ Risk for Involvement in Bullying or Cyberbullying: A Review of Two Studies
(Elizabeth L. W. McKenney, Amanda M. Cole, Lisa M. Young, Emily J. Krohn, Stephen D. A. Hupp and Jeremy D. Jewell, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, USA)

Chapter 7. Cannabis Use Disorders Predispose to the Development of Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Youth
(Jack Cornelius and Levent Kirisci, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and others)

Chapter 8. Beyond School and Family: The Basis and the Structure of the Tertiary Socialization Field and the “Youth-Affairs” as an Autonomous Area
(Adam Nagy and Szekely Levente, Excenter Research Center, Hungary)

Chapter 9. Hispanic Adolescent Challenges in the School Environment
(Fernando Valle and Francisco B. Debaran, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA)

Treatment & Intervention Issues

Chapter 10. Aggression Replacement Training for Disruptive Adolescents: Efficacy, Effectiveness, and New Directions involving Families
(Robert Weis and Ellen R. Pucke, Denison University, Granville, OH, USA)

Chapter 11. When Words Fail – A Role Specific Perspective on the Treatment of Youths
(Nicolas Anastasiadis, Independent Researcher, Austria)

Chapter 12. Earning Grades with Excellent Intelligence Assessed by Raven’s Matrices
(Chau-kiu Cheung and Elisabeth Rudowicz, City University of Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 13. Family Dysfunction in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Associated Family-Based Interventions
(Brendan A. Rich and Heather R. Rosen, Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA)

Chapter 14. Achieving Academic Resilience for Mexican American Students: Issues and Challenges
(Alfredo H. Benavides and Eva Midobuche, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA)

Social Policy & Institutional Support

Chapter 15. Youth Participation and Protection: From Theory to Practice
(Maria Manuela Calheiros, Joana Patricio and Sonia Bernardes, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal)

Chapter 16. Reforming Juvenile Justice: Case Studies in Reinvestment and Realignment
(Douglas N. Evans and Lisa Marie Vasquez, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA and others)

Chapter 17. System Maturation: Leveraging Change and Reducing Disproportionate Contact through Risk Assessment
(Eyitayo Onifade, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA)

Chapter 18. Human Capital Development among Immigrant Youth
(Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Sherley Bedore and Nancy Trevino Schafer, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA)


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