Creating programs, services, families, communities and, ultimately, a society that promotes healthy adolescent development as imperative for the future is the message of this book, Positive Youth Development: Development of a Pioneering Program in a Chinese Context. The authors present the reader with state-of-the-art information garnered from a specific program in Hong Kong entitled, “Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes (P.A.T.H.S.)”. These skilled authors first set the stage for the reader by providing an overview of youth development in Hong Kong. Regardless of your country of origin, however, issues affecting Chinese adolescents are well-known to those of us interested in adolescent healthcare across the globe: substance abuse, issues of parental control, psychological well-being, and poverty.
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Published online: April 09, 2009
© 2009 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.