Health and well-being for young people : building resilience and empowerment / Colin Goble and Natasha Bye-Brooks
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: What are the issues? -- Who are we talking about? -- Defining health and well-being -- The structure of the book -- Why does it all matter? -- 2.Adolescent development and health -- Adolescence as a life stage -- Implications for health promotion with young people -- 3.Historical overview of health promotion and young people -- The rise of `the teenager' -- `Lifestyle' health issues, consumerism and technology -- The growing impact of inequality -- 4.Young people's health, well-being and the environment -- What do we mean by `the environment'? -- What are the issues? -- Health impacts and `the changing nature of childhood' -- Health, well-being and the environment -- Sport and other strategies -- Risk factors -- Conclusions -- engagement on their own terms -- 5.Mental and emotional health and well-being -- Mental and emotional health and well-being -- Known risk factors -- Acute mental health problems -- A wider response to the mental and emotional health needs of young people -- Social and cultural factors -- 6.Disability and health in young people -- Causes and range of conditions -- Conceptualizing and defining impairment and disability -- The threefold approach in practice -- Long-term and chronic health conditions -- Some points of good practice -- Conclusion -- understanding and confronting disabling barriers -- 7.Sexual health and young people -- Sexuality and values -- Healthy sexual development -- The key sexual health issues for young people -- The campaign for quality Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) -- What does quality SRE look like? -- Conclusions -- 8.Nutrition, health and young people -- The impact of poor nutrition -- Physical activity and young people -- Social influences and body image -- Why are young people so at risk? -- Young people and eating disorders -- Anorexia nervosa -- Bulimia nervosa -- Obesity - when is an eating disorder not an eating disorder? -- Recent strategies addressing obesity and nutrition -- Non-government initiatives to tackle obesity -- The `austerity agenda' and its impact on government's response to young people's obesity -- Some conclusions about obesity and nutrition -- 9.Substance use and misuse -- A historical and cultural perspective -- Substance use among young people today -- Signs and symptoms of substance use/misuse -- Theories of motivation for substance use/misuse -- Risk and protective factors -- Treatments and responses -- Screening tools -- Conclusions -- 10.Promoting health and well-being in young people: Changing young people, or changing society? -- Health promotion for young people -- Where are we headed? -- `Austerity' or `Ideology'? -- Limits of The Big Society? -- Conclusions.
- "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 well-being. 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"--Back cover
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- Includes bibliographic references and index.
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