ERIC Number: ED162207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-10
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Problems of Children of School Age (14-18 years). Report on a Working Group.
While there were wide differences between countries, all areas were taken into account to obtain a balanced view because every country has young people who are disadvantaged in one way or another. The problems of young people were identified as accidents, malnutrition, pregnancy, substance abuse and suicide. These problems were being approached by schools, health services, and social service agencies. Less traditional health and social programs are a vitally important component of services for teenagers. Irrespective of their structure, all health services for adolescents need to include a fully developed primary health care program. This should acknowledge the increasing part to be played by self-care and peer care; non-traditional as well as traditional approaches to provision of services; and the development of health care providers who are specialists in adolescent problems. (BN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Sponsor: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
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