Adolescents’ Mental Health: Out of the shadows. Evidence on psychological well-being of 11-15-year-olds from 31 industrialized countries

Adolescents’ Mental Health: Out of the shadows. Evidence on psychological well-being of 11-15-year-olds from 31 industrialized countries

Mental health is increasingly gaining the spotlight in the media and public discourse of industrialized countries. The problem is not new, but thanks to more open discussions and fading stigma, it is emerging as one of the most critical concerns of public health today. Psychological problems among children and adolescents…

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Gender Socialization during Adolescence in Low- and Middle-income Countries: Conceptualization, influences and outcomes

Gender Socialization during Adolescence in Low- and Middle-income Countries: Conceptualization, influences and outcomes

This brief summarizes the key insights and conclusions from a discussion paper on gender socialization during adolescence, with a focus on low- and middle-income settings. By reviewing theories from psychology, sociology and biology, significant societal changes and effective programme interventions, the paper sets out to provide a more holistic picture…

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A participatory handbook  for youth drug abuse  prevention programmes: A guide for development and improvemen

A participatory handbook for youth drug abuse prevention programmes: A guide for development and improvemen

The main purpose of this handbook, then, is to provide tools for both young people and adults who want to establish drug prevention programmes with the participation and active involvement of youth and the community. This handbook will also be useful to those who are already involved in existing youth…

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Scared straight’ and other juvenile awareness programs for preventing juvenile delinquency

Scared straight’ and other juvenile awareness programs for preventing juvenile delinquency

This Campbell systematic review assesses the effect of scared straight and similar programs on criminal behaviours by juvenile delinquents or children at risk of committing crime. The review summarises findings from nine studies conducted in the United States. Participants include juveniles and young adults between the ages 14-20. A total…

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Mindfulness-based interventions for improving cognition, academic achievement, behavior and socio-emotional functioning of primary and secondary student

Mindfulness-based interventions for improving cognition, academic achievement, behavior and socio-emotional functioning of primary and secondary student

This Campbell systematic review examines the effectiveness of school-based mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) on cognition, behaviour, socioemotional outcomes and academic achievement. The review summarizes 61 studies and synthesizes 35 studies, with a total of 6,207 student participants.

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Interventions to improve the labour market outcomes of youth: a systematic review of training, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidized employment interventions

Interventions to improve the labour market outcomes of youth: a systematic review of training, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidized employment interventions

This Campbell systematic review examines the impact of youth employment interventions on the labour market outcomes of young people and business performance. The review summarises findings from 113 reports of 107 interventions in 31 countries.

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Moving beyond the core story of brain development  Implications for parenting interventions

Moving beyond the core story of brain development Implications for parenting interventions

Recent scientific discoveries in brain development are reshaping our understanding of early childhood development. What makes recent findings so compelling are the enduring and largely irreversible ways in which adverse social conditions are biologically woven into the brain, with negative consequences for health and socio-economic outcomes in later life….

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