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The Positive Perspective on Youth Development

Edited by Dwight L. Evans, Edna B. Foa, Raquel E. Gur, Herbert Hendin, Charles P. O'Brien, Martin E.P. Seligman and B. Timothy Walsh

in Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780195173642
Published online August 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199951024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/9780195173642.003.0027

Series: Adolescent Mental Health Initiative

 The Positive Perspective on Youth Development

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This contribution addresses positive youth development with respect to mental illness and mental health.We discuss positive characteristics of youth and their settings and how these are related to thriving.We summarize what is known about programs and institutions that promote positive development. In conclusion, we take stock of what we know and what we do not know.

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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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