This chapter considers ways of preventing adolescent psychopathology deduced from research on risk, competence, and resilience in developmental psychopathology. The first section focuses on competence and the developmental tasks of adolescence. The second describes theory and evidence linking competence and symptoms of psychopathology in adolescence. The third draws on findings from studies of risk and resilience to identify clues about what matters for adolescents at risk and the implications of these clues for resilience-focused theory and intervention. The concluding section highlights the transitions into and out of adolescence as windows of opportunity for prevention and strategic intervention, with some hints at future directions integrating the study of brain and behavioral development.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain|
|Subtitle of host publication||Integrating Brain and Prevention Science|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|ISBN (Print)||0195306260, 9780195306255|
|State||Published - Mar 22 2007|
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- Adolescent development
- Adolescent psychopathology
- Developmental psychopathology
- Mental disorders
- Risk of disorder