PP16Adolescent Health09.ppt

PP16Adolescent Health09.ppt - Definitionsofadolescence i i...

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Definitions of adolescence Biological: puberty i Cognitive: formal operations i Arbitrary age classifications i Social: transitional between dependence on parents and independence i Psychosocial: identity
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Historical Background Adolescence as a protected period is a recent invention (G. Stanley Hall, Adolescence , 1904) i Prior to industrialization, youth were independent or semi-autonomous economically, less dependent on parents i With expansion of middle class in late 19 th century, many young people prolonged their education, stayed with parents longer i Now adolescence can last through 20’s or longer
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The Social Context Negative stereotypes about adolescents/idealization of adolescence i Adolescent problems sometimes minimized or seen as inevitable i Adolescent sexuality viewed emotionally and politically
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Health Status Adolescents are comparatively healthy i Some adolescent populations have significant health problems Poor and underserved Neglected and/or abused Foster care Incarcerated i Systems designed for adults or children may not serve adolescents well
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC498A 498A taught by Professor Professorwallen during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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