New Directions for Adolescent Risk Prevention and Health Promotion Research and Interventions

  • Ralph J. DiClemente
  • Lynn E. Ponton
  • William B. Hansen
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


The lessons learned from research on individual adolescent health risk behaviors show that all of these behaviors have similar patterns of development and etiologic roots, and may respond to similar prevention and treatment programs. Surprisingly, research on each of these areas has proceeded relatively independently, yet similar findings are emerging. There are, of course, important differences across risk behaviors as well. Understanding the similarities and differences across risk behaviors expands the options for prevention and treatment.


Risk Behavior Teenage Pregnancy Biopsychosocial Model Unintentional Injury Adolescent Risk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph J. DiClemente
    • 1
  • Lynn E. Ponton
    • 2
  • William B. Hansen
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Health Behavior and PediatricsUniversity of AlabamaBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, Division of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Public Health SciencesBowman Gray School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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