This book equips school psychologists and other mental health professionals with a comprehensive understanding of mental health and well-being in adolescent girls.
Author: Elena Savina
This book equips school psychologists and other mental health professionals with a comprehensive understanding of mental health and well-being in adolescent girls. The text places adolescent girls in a developmental and social-cultural context and outlines factors that can shape girls’ well-being including family, peers, and media. Chapters discuss trajectories that might result in mental distress and dysfunction in adolescent girls and identify pathways to their optimal development. Additionally, the book reviews the domains of well-being including physical health and habits, emotional well-being, healthy relationships, and identity and agency. Each chapter includes theory-informed and empirically supported interventions to help promote girls’ positive physical and socio-emotional development and culminates in a list of further recommended resources for the reader. Well-Being in Adolescent Girls is a valuable resource for school psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals working with adolescents along with those in graduate-level courses in school psychology and school counseling programs.
This book equips school psychologists and other mental health professionals with a comprehensive understanding of mental health and well-being in adolescent girls.
Author: Elena Savina
This book equips school psychologists and other mental health professionals with a comprehensive understanding of mental health and well-being in adolescent girls. The text places adolescent girls in a developmental and social-cultural context and outlines factors that can shape girls' well-being including family, peers, and media. Chapters discuss trajectories that might result in mental distress and dysfunction in adolescent girls and identify pathways to their optimal development. Additionally, the book reviews the domains of well-being including physical health and habits, emotional well-being, healthy relationships, and identity and agency. Each chapter includes theory-informed and empirically supported interventions to help promote girls' positive physical and socio-emotional development and culminates in a list of further recommended resources for the reader. Well-Being in Adolescent Girls is a valuable resource for school psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals working with adolescents along with those in graduate-level courses in school psychology and school counseling programs.
This book aimed to study the mental health of adolescent girls in relation to their anger expression and anger control.
Author: Nitu Jain
Health is a complete overall state of well-being and it is certainly not just the absence of disease. It is a state of calm and happiness where one is at peace with oneself and in good concord with the environment. Psychological distress containing anxiety and depression is one major indicator of poor mental health. Although, many bio-psychosocial factors may influence mental health but anger level of an individual may have direct denting effect on the status of mental health. In modern era anger of adolescents is a major concern of psychologists because impact of adolescents' anger is influenced by various aspects such as physical, mental, social, spiritual etc. This book aimed to study the mental health of adolescent girls in relation to their anger expression and anger control.
There were two main objectives of the current project. The first was to develop a coherent conceptualization of well-being in adolescent females using Henriques' (2011) unified theory/unified approach (UT/UA).
With the rise of positive psychology as a subfield of psychology, there has been increased focus and attention on the construct of well-being. Unfortunately, lack of agreement regarding the ultimate goal of positive psychology has contributed to fragmentation within the field of psychology. Thus, literature on well-being has not been integrated into a broad model for understanding psychology and human nature, as is the case with much psychological research. Connecting such research to a deep theoretical and philosophical model is important with a construct like well-being, as it is a complicated and central construct for the field, for both practitioners and researchers. There were two main objectives of the current project. The first was to develop a coherent conceptualization of well-being in adolescent females using Henriques' (2011) unified theory/unified approach (UT/UA). The second objective was to use UT/UA to design a theoretically-informed program to enhance well-being in that population. To address these objectives, this project offers a theoretical review of the literature relevant for developing a comprehensive, unified system for conceptualizing adolescent well-being, as well as an example of how this theoretical framework can be applied to the design of a pilot intervention program. The value is both in demonstrating the feasibility of this new comprehensive approach to conceptualizing human well-being for young girls, as well as in offering a demonstration of the application of this conceptualization in an applied study targeting the promotion of well-being. The implications and limitations of the current project are also discussed.
Often, upon puberty, adolescent girls become more closely monitored by family members and have their mobility and ... Many adolescent females in India have access to little information regarding sexuality and reproductive health.
Author: Bonnie Kaul Nastasi
This handbook addresses universal developmental and cultural factors contributing to child and adolescent mental health and well-being across the globe. It examines sociocultural contexts of development and identifies children's and adolescents' perspectives as critical to understanding and promoting their psychological well-being. It details the Promoting Psychological Well-Being Globally project’s methodology for data collection and analysis, provides cross-cultural analyses of its findings, and offers a practical model for clinicians and other professionals seeking to apply this knowledge to real-life settings. Featured topics include: Sexual health, gender roles, and psychological well-being in India. Psychological well-being as a new educational boundary in Italy. Mapping psychological well-being in Romania. Youth perspectives on contributing factors to psychological well-being in Sri Lanka. Culturally specific res ilience and vulnerability in Tanzania. Longing for a balanced life – the voices of Chinese-American/immigrant youth in the United States. The International Handbook of Psychological Well-Being in Children and Adolescents: Bridging the Gaps Between Theory, Research, and Practice is an invaluable resources for researchers, clinicians, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in child and school psychology, social work, public health, positive psychology, educational policy and politics, and maternal and child health.
This book contends that the changing pressures of today’s western world call for a renewed interest in specialised practice with girls, taking account of up-to-date theories about child development, and exploring the idea of expanding ...
Author: Rosalyn H. Shute
Adolescent girls’ wellbeing is under threat. They face pressure to achieve academically while simultaneously negotiating a life dominated by social media, an unrelenting focus on appearance, cyberbullying, sexual harassment and ready access to pornography characterised by male violence to women. The sociocultural environment presents significant risks for girls’ mental health, yet clinical psychology remains largely focused on the individual. Cultural factors are also overshadowed by postfeminist forces and a renewed emphasis on biological determinants of psychological sex differences. Clinical Psychology and Adolescent Girls in a Postfeminist Era goes back to first principles and revisits the question of the place of nature and nurture in children’s development, in the light of what we now know about neural plasticity, dynamic systems and gender socialisation. Feminism and its sometimes uncomfortable relationship with psychology is discussed, as are the meaning and implications of ‘postfeminism’, and whether girls have ‘special strengths’. Practice principles and specific ideas for practice with today’s girls are all included. Finally, there is a complementary chapter on working with adolescent boys. Feminist writings about psychotherapy (with women) had their heyday some time ago, and some see boys as the ones who now need special attention. This book contends that the changing pressures of today’s western world call for a renewed interest in specialised practice with girls, taking account of up-to-date theories about child development, and exploring the idea of expanding clinical practice beyond the individual.
This journal reports the policy goals by the Commission on Women's Health to improve the health of adolescent girls in the US. After presenting data reflecting the severity of the condition experienced by adolescent girls in the US, the ...
'Breaking the silence around menstruation': Experiences of adolescent girls in an urban setting in India. Gender and Development, 25(2), 303–317. ... Youth and sexual health: A cross-sectional study from an urban slum of Mumbai.
Author: Shalini Bharat
This volume fills a major gap in the evidence base on adolescents and youth in India by bringing together research, policy critiques and programme analyses in an intersectoral and multidisciplinary way. With about 373 million persons between the ages of 10 and 24 years, India has the largest number of young people of any country in the world. While this large cohort presents an excellent opportunity to reap a rich demographic dividend, their potential can be realised only with intelligent investments, which create well nourished, healthy, appropriately educated and skilled youth. This volume is based on desk reviews and is complemented by discussions with experts in 4 key thematic areas: nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and livelihoods, overall focusing on the health and wellbeing of the young in India. Each chapter provides a comprehensive picture of the current situation in a focal theme and identifies significant gaps in information/data and programmes. In addition, it explores the scenario of building capacity for undertaking research on, and with adolescents, through a qualitative needs assessment. This timely volume provides a thorough overview of related research, policy and programmes for a wide group of social and behavioural scientists and public health experts interested in India’s young people.
Part one Physical Health and Subjective Well-Being Maria Kaczmarek ... girls did show such differences with regard to age group, financial strain, adolescents' FAS, physical activity, BMI, self-rated health and youth disability.
Box 4.1 Excerpts from the Evaluation of the Model Intervention Programme for the Wellbeing of Institutionalised and Non-institutionalised Adolescent Girls in Thrissur District, Kerala The major objective of the model programme is to ...
Author: Abraham P. Francis
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Social Science
Social Work in Mental Health brings together a range of scholarly reflections and writings on the different roles of a social worker in the field of mental health. It provides a holistic picture to introduce readers to the wider issues of social work and mental health practice. The book offers a detailed discussion on the theoretical and practice frameworks that are based on social justice and human rights perspectives. It not only provides an overview of intervention strategies but also directs readers’ attention to an alternative way of addressing mental health issues. The author presents a cross-cultural and global perspective of mental health, but with specific references to India and Asia. He also addresses some of the recent debates in recovery, partnerships and strengths-based practices. The book has been specially designed for social work students, human service professionals and mental health practitioners and academicians. Areas of Practice, Challenges and Way Forward offers the readers an exposure to the many different contexts within which social workers come into contact with those experiencing mental health concerns. The specific needs for particular community groups, including children, young and older people, are identified.
Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, 49, 162–177. Greenspan, L., & Deardorff, J. (2014) The new puberty: How to navigate early development in today's girls. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale, Inc. Hochberg, Z., & Belsky, J. (2013).
Author: Phillip T. Slee
This invaluable book offers a comprehensive guide for educators in understanding and promoting wellbeing and violence prevention initiatives in schools and communities. Ittranslates research and theory into practice with a strong evidence-based application. The book is presented in five thematic sections, namely: culture and wellbeing; young females and wellbeing; bullying; cyberbullying and student violence; interventions to promote wellbeing; and interventions to promote violence prevention. An introductory chapter provides an overview of the field and a commentary chapter draws the five themes together. Written by experienced researchers and educators, each of the 21 chapters provides practical information and research on school, classroom or community applications, trends and issues in the field, and practical ideas for wellbeing and violence prevention measures. Issues of culture, gender and youth voice are specifically addressed.
Author: Alessandro PingitorePublish On: 2019-11-14
Chung RJ, Sherman L, Goodman E, Bickham DS, Rich M. Exploring the perspectives of obese adolescent girls. Qual Health Res. 2013;23:1369–76. DeBar LL, Stevens VJ, Perrin N, Wu P, Pearson J, Yarborough BJ, Dickerson J, Lynch F. A primary ...
Author: Alessandro Pingitore
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book presents a detailed and updated review of the widespread changes that take place during adolescence, adopting a preventive perspective that reflects physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes. It addresses a broad range of aspects, including: the preventive programs and their systemic effects; the role of environment in influencing the healthy behaviors of adolescents and young adults; the use of e-Health technology in health and behavioral interventions for adolescents; and the clinical and prognostic implications of primordial prevention in healthy adolescents. All of these elements are subsequently reviewed using a multidimensional approach, in order to offer extensive information on the complex changes that characterize adolescents’ physiological, psychological, and neurobiological development. In addition, the book depicts the preventive strategies currently used in various social settings (school, family, sport club, health policies) aimed not only at reducing lifestyle risk behaviors, but also at improving resilience, happiness, social involvement, self-esteem, and sociability. This update is essential in the light of the fact that, to date, prevention has mainly been directed towards adolescents with physical or mental disorders rather than their healthy peers. As such, the book offers a valuable tool for pediatricians, child and adolescents psychiatrists, and for all professionals involved in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Girls'. Health. in. the. Context. of. Peer. and. Community. Relationships. 31. There's no denying that peers are very important to an adolescent girl: a best friend who knows her deepest secrets, a clique of friends who provide her with ...
Author: Judith Worell
Publisher: OUP USA
"This Handbook underscores the importance of gender in the lives of girls and women developmentally across significant phases of the life span. Considering the importance of cultural context, this book illustrates how gender socialization in female development and behavior affects self-evaluation, identity processes, and the social roles that girls and women adopt. Its chapters illustrate how externally induced risks such as poverty, discrimination, and violence present challenges to healthy development. Significantly, the chapters also draw attention to long overlooked and compelling strengths and capacities that provide a firm basis for growth and health."--BOOK JACKET.
For example, in one investigation (Armstrong & Boothroyd, 2007), 66.7 % of the teen girls studied exceeded the criterion on at least one mental health indicator at some point during the course of the 4-year study, indicating some level ...
Author: Diana Lynn Barnes
Category: Social Science
"In this book you’ll find a thoughtfully edited chronicle of the unique convergence of genetic, hormonal, social, and environmental forces that influence a woman’s mental health over the course of her life. Both comprehensive and nuanced, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan captures the science, clinical observation, and collective wisdom of experts in the field. Professionals and laypersons alike are well-advised to make room on their bookshelves for this one!" - Margaret Howard, Ph.D., Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Women & Infants Hospital, Providence RI "This outstanding collection of work is an important, timely, and much needed resource. Dr. Diana Lynn Barnes has been instrumental in bringing attention to the needs of perinatal women for decades. In Women's Reproductive Health Across the Lifespan, she brilliantly unites the medical world of reproductive life events with the psychiatric and psychological world of mental health issues associated with them. Her expertise, combined with contributions by distinguished leaders in the field, create a volume of work that should be studied carefully by every medical and mental health provider who works with women." - Karen Kleiman, MSW, The Postpartum Stress Center, Author of Therapy and the Postpartum Woman "Finally, a book that addresses the entire scope of women’s reproductive mental health spanning the gamut from puberty to menopause. The list of chapter contributors reads like a who’s who of international experts. Unique to this book is its focus on the interaction of genetics, hormonal fluctuations, and the social environment. It is a must addition for the libraries of clinicians and researchers in women’s reproductive mental health". - Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut Pregnancy and childbirth are generally viewed as joyous occasions. Yet for numerous women, these events instead bring anxiety, depression, and emotional distress. Increased interest in risk reduction and early clinical intervention is bringing reproductive issues to the forefront of women's mental health. The scope of Women's Reproductive Mental Health across the Lifespan begins long before the childbearing years, and continues well after those years have ended. Empirical findings, case examples, and dispatches from emerging areas of the field illuminate representative issues across the continuum of women's lives with the goal of more effective care benefitting women and their families. Chapter authors discuss advances in areas such as fertility treatment and contraception, and present current thinking on the psychological impact of pregnancy loss, menopause, cancer, and other stressors. These expert contributors emphasize the connections between an individual's biology and psychology and cultural expectations in shaping women's mental health, and the balance between a client's unique history and current clinical knowledge clinicians need to address disorders. Included in the coverage: The experience of puberty and emotional wellbeing. Body image issues and eating disorders in the childbearing years. Risk assessment and screening during pregnancy. Normal and pathological postpartum anxiety. Mood disorders and the transition to menopause. The evolution of reproductive psychiatry. A reference with an extended shelf life, Women's Reproductive Mental Health across the Lifespan enhances the work of researchers and practitioners in social work, clinical psychology, and psychiatry, and has potential relevance to all health care professionals.
Forty-two per cent of girls and young women feel that the most negative part about being a female is the pressure to look attractive (Girl Guiding UK, Girls Attitude Survey, 2010). L The Good Childhood Inquiry 2012 found that 10–15 per ...
Author: Colin Goble
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
Ethical beliefs, direct personal experiences, and the knowledge we accumulate from sources such as TV dramas, magazines and social media all shape our ideas about health and wellbeing. In this highly engaging new book, Colin Goble and Natasha Bye-Brooks bring the focus to young people, particularly adolescents, and explore the main challenges in creating and maintaining a society where young people can thrive, both physically and mentally. Tackling issues such as nutrition, sexual health, disability and substance misuse, the book provides an in-depth examination of the key concepts and theoretical perspectives surrounding health and wellbeing. Topics covered include: • Adolescence as a life stage, with particular focus on psychological, behavioural, social and cultural development and the concept of the 'teenager' • The impact of environmental issues such as poverty, poor housing and lack of access to green spaces on young people's health and wellbeing • Acute mental health problems in young people, such as anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • The sexualisation of young people, and identifying sexually vulnerable young people • The impact of poor nutrition and low levels of physical activity, combined with the socially-influenced body image Clear, concise and highly accessible, Health and Wellbeing for Young People provides an invaluable introduction to the key issues and debates that relate to the health and wellbeing of young people, both in the UK and beyond.
Unlocking the Potential of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Helene Gayle, John Hammergren ... And, those adolescent girls who do carry to term face far greater health risks in pregnancy and childbirth compared to adult women.
Author: Helene Gayle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
This report from the CSIS Task Force on Women’s and Family Health details a bold initiative for the United States and the new Trump administration to unlock the potential of adolescent girls and young women in select low-income countries.
The mental health status differences between boys and girls appear to be larger than those among race and ethnic groups. Because adolescents, particularly the very young, are less reliable observers of their subjective health status ...
Author: David Bills
This volume brings together former students, colleagues, and others influenced by the sociological scholarship of Archibald O. Haller to celebrate Haller's many contributions to theory and research on social stratification and mobility. All of the chapters respond to Haller's programmatic agenda for stratification research: "A full program aimed at understanding stratification requires: first, that we know what stratification structures consist of and how they may vary; second, that we identify the individual and collective consequences of the different states and rates of change of such structures; and third, seeing that some degree of stratification seems to be present everywhere, that we identify the factors that make stratification structures change." The contributors to this Festschrift address such topics as the changing nature of stratification regimes, the enduring significance of class analysis, the stratifying dimensions of race, ethnicity, and gender, and the interplay between educational systems and labor market outcomes. Many of the chapters adopt an explicitly cross-societal comparative perspective on processes and consequences of social stratification. The volume offers both conceptually and empirically important new analyses of the shape of social stratification.
Moreover, there is some evidence of a rise in levels of health and well-being amongst adolescents. Nonetheless, the external changes that occur ... Overall, girls have fewer psychological and mental health problems during adolescence.
Author: Mary Larkin
Using a life course approach, the main chapters in this truly original and enlightening text focus on health and well-being during each of our life stages. A wide range of contemporary literature from disciplines such as public health, sociology, epidemiology and social policy are drawn upon to examine key health and well-being issues in these stages, and to illustrate how health effects can accumulate across the life course. Interactive activities based on the text and on extracts from primary sources are used to encourage critical reflection and debate. Mary Larkin's book will be essential reading for students on the many courses that need an understanding of health and well-being across all age groups. It will also be an invaluable resource for those in the health and social care sector as well as practitioners working in the field.
Plantation of Agathi , drumstick which require very minimal water resources and survive well in drought may be ... Therefore , there is an immediate need to anchor efforts to promote the nutritional well - being of adolescent girls .
Author: D.L. Kusuma
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
Category: Health behavior in adolescence
The socio-cultural and demographic milieu is crucial to the understanding of the Nutritional status of different population groups. The different parameters of nutrition status viz., anthropometric, dietary, bio-chemical and functional indicators can throw light on different levels degrees of nutritional status. A profile of these indicators particularly that of the valuable groups is essential for early detection of malnutrition, selection of appropriate interventions, selection of relevant strategies to combat the different types of malnutrition. Adolescents, girls in particular are potential groups that determine the present and the future quality of human life. In this context an analysis of their nutrition and consequent functional and health status is of paramount importance