Negotiating developmental transitions during adolescence and young adulthood: Health risks and opportunites

examine how various developmental transitions associated with the passage from childhood to adulthood provide risks and opportunities for adolescents' mental and physical health / provide a showcase for research, theory, and practice that relates normative and nonnormative transitions during adolescence to health-compromising and health-enhancing behaviors / provide a brief and selective overview of the study of adolescent development / discuss developmental transitions during adolescence, health, and well-being during adolescence, and the different ways in which health risks and developmental transitions may be related / summarize the plan and organization of the book (from the chapter); Presents 4 models to illustrate the relationship between developmental transitions and health risks and opportunities. Each of the models has implications for interventions aimed at promoting optimal health and development. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)