Improving the transition : reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence a report from the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor.
Contributor(s): Gluckman, Peter D.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee, c2011Description: ix, 307 p.Subject(s): ADOLESCENTS | ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOUR | MENTAL HEALTH | PRIMARY PREVENTION | RISK FACTORS | NEW ZEALAND | CHILD ABUSEDDC classification: 305.2350 Online resources: Click here to access online
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The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor is Sir Peter Gluckman.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents': Contributors to the Taskforce -- Letter to the Prime Minister -- Synthesis Report - Executive Summary - Our key recommendations -- Chapter 1 - Puberty and adolescence: transitions in the life course - Peter Gluckman, Felicia Low, Kathryn Franko -- Chapter 2 - Social and emotional competence: intervening in infancy - Trecia Wouldes, Sally Merry, Denise Guy -- Chapter 3 - Self-control - Richie Poulton -- Chapter 4 - Childhood conduct problems - David Fergusson, Joseph Boden, Harlene Hayne -- Chapter 5 - Resiliency - Sue Bagshaw -- Chapter 6 - The value of evidence-based life skills education - Peter Gluckman, Felicia Low, Jacquie Bay -- Chapter 7 - Educational outcomes in adolescence for Māori and Pasifika students - Stuart McNaughton -- Chapter 8 - Adolescents and the media: consequences and policy implications - Simon Denny -- Chapter 9 - Adolescents and digital media - Tamar Murachver -- Chapter 10 - Sexually healthy young people - Sue Bagshaw -- Chapter 11 - Adolescent development for Māori - Chris Cunnigham -- Chapter 12 - Pasifika child and youth well-being: roots and wings - Philip Siataga -- Chapter 13 - ’Asian’ and immigrant minority youth in Aotearoa/New Zealand - Shanthi Ameratunga, Jed Horner -- Chapter 14 - Families and children: a focus on parental separation, domestic violence and child maltreatment - Gordon Harold -- Chapter 15 - Depression in young people - Sally Merry, Karolina Stasiak -- Chapter 16 - Youth suicide - Keren Skegg -- Chapter 17 - Bullying in adolescence - Tamar Murachver -- Chapter 18 - Smoking impacts on adolescent development - Gordon Harold -- Chapter 19 - Alcohol use in adolescence - David Fergusson, Joseph Boden -- Chapter 20 - Cannabis use in adolescence - David Fergusson, Joseph Boden -- Chapter 21 - Adolescent obesity: prenatal and early life determinants of metabolic compromise - Deborah Sloboda -- Chapter 22 - From evidence to policy, programmes and interventions - David Fergusson, Stuart McNaughton, Harlene Hayne, Chris Cunningham -- Appendix - Biographies of contributors.
This report, commissioned by the Prime Minister John Key in October 2009, sought to advise on how the government may improve the outcomes for young people in their transition from childhood to adulthood. The report from the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, covers a range of topics pertinent to adolescence, including child maltreatment and domestic violence.