ERIC Number: EJ820822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Linking the Prevention of Problem Behaviors and Positive Youth Development: Core Competencies for Positive Youth Development and Risk Prevention
Guerra, Nancy G.; Bradshaw, Catherine P.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n122 p1-17 Win 2008
In this chapter, we present a brief review of the developmental literature linking healthy adjustment to five core competencies: (1) positive sense of self, (2) self-control, (3) decision-making skills, (4) a moral system of belief, and (5) prosocial connectedness. A central premise of this chapter and the rest of the volume is that promoting mastery of social and emotional core competencies provides a connection between positive youth development and risk prevention programming. In subsequent chapters, empirical evidence linking these core competencies with prevention of specific risk behaviors is reviewed, and examples of integrated promotion and prevention efforts in the United States and internationally are discussed.
Descriptors: Prevention, Adjustment (to Environment), Self Concept, Self Control, Social Development, Emotional Development, Risk, Youth, Moral Values, Behavior Problems, Adolescent Development, Decision Making, Skill Development
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