This article addresses the prevention of two social problems-premature parenthood and drug use among adolescents. A review of the salient literature on these problems as well as the literature on prevention suggests that a generic response is called for. Theories and perspectives such as social learning, cognitive behavioral, and ecological approaches, and knowledge of adolescent development are drawn upon to guide preventive efforts.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences(all)