ERIC Number: EJ820830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
Core Competencies and the Prevention of High-Risk Sexual Behavior
Charles, Vignetta Eugenia; Blum, Robert Wm.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n122 p61-74 Win 2008
Adolescent sexual risk-taking behavior has numerous individual, family, community, and societal consequences. In an effort to contribute to the research and propose new directions, this chapter applies the core competencies framework to the prevention of high-risk sexual behavior. It describes the magnitude of the problem, summarizes explanatory theories of high-risk sexual behavior, and highlights the association between high-risk sexual behaviors and the five core competencies. We conclude the chapter by providing an overview of selected evidence-based prevention strategies and identifying future directions for research and intervention.
Descriptors: Prevention, Sexuality, Violence, Competence, Decision Making, Self Esteem, Self Control, Moral Values, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Prosocial Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Aggression, Adolescents, Peer Influence, Family Influence, At Risk Persons
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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