Adolescence, Risk and Resilience. Against the Odds. Understanding Adolescence

  • ID: 2330776
  • Book
  • 210 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The teenage years, according to popular culture, are a time of experimentation and risk–taking.  Certainly, all young people have a number of transitions to negotiate and some who face adversity are more vulnerable during this time than at others. Despite this, many young people do exceptionally well, even though the odds are stacked against them.

In this volume, Ann Hagell and John Coleman have gathered together internationally renowned experts to consider a range of disadvantages that may impact on adolescents, and suggest ways to help overcome them.  Adolescence, Risk and Resilience is concerned with demonstrating a positive approach to young people and their circumstances, and shows how the concepts of risk and resilience are related.

Contributors examine a range of issues including: families and the risks they pose, mental ill–health, offending behaviour, sexual risk, disability, being in care, and social exclusion.  All students and practitioners working with adolescents will find this up to date and thorough review invaluable, but especially in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, nursing, and social work.

Contributors: John Coleman, Nick Frost, Ann Hagell, Robert Macdonald, Sue Mills, Catherine O‘Brien, Jennifer Pearce, Jacqueline Scott, Kirsten Stalker, Panos Vostanis.

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Chapter 1 The Nature of Risk and Resilience in Adolescence 1John Coleman and Ann Hagell

Chapter 2 The Role of the Family 17Catherine O’Brien and Jacqueline Scott

Chapter 3 Growing Up in Substitute Care: Risk and Resilience Factors for Looked–after Young People and Care Leavers 41Sue Mills and Nick Frost

Chapter 4 Sex and Risk 63Jennifer J. Pearce

Chapter 5 Mental Health and Mental Disorders 89Panos Vostanis

Chapter 6 Young Disabled People 107Kirsten Stalker

Chapter 7 Anti–social Behaviour 125Ann Hagell

Chapter 8 Social Exclusion, Risk and Young Adulthood 143Robert MacDonald

Chapter 9 Adolescence, Risk and Resilience: A Conclusion 165John Coleman and Ann Hagell

References 175

Index 191

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Dr John Coleman O.B.E is Founder of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence. He has written widely in this field, and is the former editor of the Journal of Adolescence. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford.

Dr Ann Hagell is Co–Director of the Policy Research Bureau, an independent social policy centre focusing children, families and at–risk adolescents.

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