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Chew, Weslee; Osseck, Jenna; Raygor, Desiree; Eldridge-Houser, Jennifer; Cox, Carol – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Possessing high numbers of developmental assets greatly reduces the likelihood of a young person engaging in health-risk behaviors. Since youth in the juvenile justice system seem to exhibit many high-risk behaviors, the purpose of this study was to assess the presence of external, internal, and social context areas of developmental…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Religious Cultural Groups, Community Involvement, Health Behavior
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Scales, Peter C. – Journal of School Health, 1999
Discusses research which suggested that building specific developmental assets among adolescents related to lowered risk-behavior patterns and increased patterns of thriving behavior among an aggregate sample of nearly 100,000 secondary school students in 213 U.S. communities. The paper discusses issues related to the scientific foundations,…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Health Promotion, Individual Development, Secondary Education