Integrates vital information from leading authorities to provide a coherent, up--to--date, comprehensive analysis of issues in both mental health research and practice with adolescents. Through the use of normative, developmental and social contexts, the handbook creates a solid base for understanding the needs and behavior of this age group. Realizes the often stated intent of integrating clinical research and practice in mental health concerns of adolescents.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents: DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES. Normality, Turmoil, and Adolescence (J. Elmen & D. Offer). Biological Development (M. Richards, et al.). Sexuality (B. Miller & P. Dyk). CONTEXTS OF ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT. The Family Context of Adolescence (F. Walsh & M. Scheinkman). Peer Relations and Friendships (T. Berndt & R. Savin--Williams). Gay and Lesbian Youth (A. Boxer, et al.). PROBLEMS AND INTERVENTIONS. Antisocial Behavior (P. Tolan & R. Loeber). Depression and Suicidal Behavior (D. Clark & H. Mokros). Schizophrenia (J. Westermeyer). Residential Services (R. Marohn). POLICY ISSUES. Enhancing Adolescent Development Through Social Policy (J. Garbarino). Tomorrowa s Adolescent: Life--Course, Psychopathology, and Prevention (B. Cohler & P. Tolan). Indexes.