Transition from East to West: Vietnamese adolescents
and their parents.
The ensuing conversation resulted in an ongoing column about adolescents
and their treatment, with the first column (published in the magazine's May 2005 issue) addressing Motivational Interviewing with adolescents
Based on the social influence model of prevention, Project ALERT is designed for middle school adolescents
and has been proven effective in curbing cigarette and marijuana use, mitigating alcohol misuse, and reducing pro-drug attitudes in two large-scale, multisite trials--one that included 3,800 students from 30 schools in two Western states (Ellickson & Bell, 1990; Ellickson, McCaffrey, Ghosh-Dastidar, & Longshore, 2003; Ghosh-Dastidar, Longshore, Ellickson, & McCaffrey, 2004).
recruited for the study had been seeking confidential health services at the time of their enrollment in PRSTD; thus, they were not required to provide parental consent.
Although carefully controlled research on this topic is scant, some studies have suggested that as many as 14 percent of adolescents
have engaged in SMB at some point in their lives.
Two reasons are presented for resisting the knee-jerk reaction to prescribe treatment for all adolescent
offenders with mental disorders.
Despite recommendations for a healthier diet, recent data show that the usual diet of today's adolescents
includes foods high in saturated fat, high in calorie-dense foods, and low in fruit and vegetable consumption.
This sense of equity appeals particularly to older adolescents
as they move towards adulthood and independence.
Based solely on chronological age, adolescents
vary widely in their size, metabolic rate, and physical development.
Data Source: Randomized, controlled trial involving 6,684 high-risk adolescents
tend to follow general trends of (post) modern youth that are characterized by a shift towards the world of privacy and individual experiences, stressing individuality (individual initiative, accomplishment), family and openness to diversity (Nastran Ule, 1996).
program in psychology at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, and her associates examined three groups of adolescents
: 45 who scored at or above the clinical cutoff (16 or above) on the Adolescent
Drinking Inventory (ADI); 68 who scored below the clinical cutoff on the ADI while being treated in the pediatric or adult emergency department of a level 1 regional care center after an alcohol-related incident; and 64 adolescents
who were alcohol negative while being treated in the pediatric or adult emergency departments, or in community settings.