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Adolescent Development References


Get Organized: A Guide to Preventing Teen Pregnancy (Volume 1). (1999). Washington, DC: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

De Anda, D. (1995). Adolescent Overview. In R.L. Edwards. Encyclopedia of Social Work, 19th Edition. Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers.

Dryfoos, J.G. (1998). Safe Passage: Making it Through Adolescence in a Risky Society. New York: Oxford University Press.

Pollack, W., & Shuster, T. (2000). Real Boys' Voices. New York: Random House.

Ponton, L.E. (1997). The Romance of Risk: Why Teenagers Do the Things They Do. New York: Basic Books.

Stroufe, L.A., & Cooper, R.G. (1988). Child Development: Its Nature and Course. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.



Bolognini, M., Plancherel, B., Bettschart, W., & Halfon, O. (1996). Self-esteem and mental health in early adolescence: Development and gender differences. Journal of Adolescence, 19, 233-245.

Hamburg, D.A. (1997). Toward a strategy for healthy adolescent development. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154, 7-12.

Jessor, R. (1992). Risk behavior in adolescence: A psychosocial framework for understanding and action. In Rogers, W., & Ginsberg, E. (Eds.) Adolescent at Risk: Medical and Social Perspectives. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Perkins, D.F. (2001). Adolescence: The Four Questions. FCS 2117. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Extension.

Perkins, D.F. (2001). Adolescence: Developmental Tasks. FCS 2118. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Extension.

Resnick, M.D., Bearman, P.S., & Blum, R.W., (1997). Protecting adolescents from harm: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. Journal of the American Medical Association, 278, 823-832.

Roth, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2000). What do adolescents need for health development? Implications for youth policy. Social Policy Report, XIV, 3-19.

Growth and Development Ages 9 to 12 — What Parents Need to Know. (2002). Advocates for Youth. Transitions, Vol. 15, No. 1.

Growth and Development Ages 13 to 17 — What Parents Need to Know. (2002). Advocates for Youth. Transitions, Vol. 15, No. 1.



Developing Adolescents: A Reference for Professionals. (2002). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.