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Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents

  • Maya Rom Korin
  • Comprehensively addresses a wide range of health issues affecting children and adolescents

  • Uses latest research findings in health promotion theory, programs, and techniques

  • Highlights a multifaceted approach to health promotion, incorporating community, families, schools, and policy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Foundation

  3. Socioecological Approach to Child and Adolescent Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Renée Wilson-Simmons
      Pages 25-55
  4. Children and Adolescent Psychological Wellness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Andrew J. Barnes
      Pages 85-98
    3. Eliot Goldman, Joan Stamler, Kimberly Kleinman, Sarah Kerner, Owen Lewis
      Pages 99-123
    4. Adam G. Horwitz, Kiel J. Opperman, Amanda Burnside, Neera Ghaziuddin, Cheryl A. King
      Pages 125-144
    5. Alexandria B. Fladhammer, Adrian R. Lyde, Adena B. Meyers, Jeffrey K. Clark, Steven Landau
      Pages 145-165
  5. Social and Behavioral Wellness in Children and Adolecents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Eric R. Walsh-Buhi, Sarah B. Maness, Helen Mahony
      Pages 169-189
    3. May Ling D. Halim, Danielle Bryant, Kenneth J. Zucker
      Pages 191-213
    4. Steve Sussman, Yue Liao, Jennifer Tsai, Diana Fishbein
      Pages 215-233
    5. Larry Cohen, Rachel Davis, Anna Realini
      Pages 235-262
  6. Dietary Health in Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Stephenie Wallace, Bonnie A. Spear
      Pages 265-283
    3. Maribel Plasencia, Salomé A. Wilfred, Carolyn Black Becker
      Pages 285-308

About this book


This timely volume surveys the broad spectrum of interventions used in health promotion, and shows how they may be tailored to the developmental needs of children and adolescents. Its multilevel lifespan approach reflects concepts of public health as inclusive, empowering, and aimed at long- and short-term well-being. Coverage grounds readers in theoretical and ecological perspectives, while special sections spotlight key issues in social and behavioral wellness, dietary health, and children and teens in the health care system. And in keeping with best practices in the field, the book emphasizes collaboration with stakeholders, especially with the young clients themselves.

Among the topics covered:

  • Child mental health: recent developments with respect to risk, resilience, and interventions
  • Health-related concerns among children and adolescents with ADD/ADHD
  • Preventing risky sexual behavior in adolescents
  • Violence affecting youth: pervasive and preventable
  • Childhood and adolescent obesity
  • Well-being of children in the foster care system

Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents is a necessary text for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in public health, education, medicine, psychology, health education, social work, curriculum, nutrition, and public affairs. It is also important reading for public health professionals; researchers in child health, health education, and child psychology; policymakers in education and public health; and teachers.


adolescent health adolescent health promotion child health child preventive health health promotion for children socioeconomic determinants of health

Editors and affiliations

  • Maya Rom Korin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Preventive MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Maya Rom Korin, PhD, is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and has taught graduate classes in health literacy, child and adolescent health promotion, women's health, and urban public health. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral cardiovascular health at Columbia University Medical center as well as a medical ethics fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Korin received her Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences and her M.S. in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She has broad public health research experience focusing on the social determinants of health and disease, and is well trained in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

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