An overview of prevention of multiple risk behaviour in adolescence and young adulthood

Jackson, Caroline A., Henderson, Marion, Frank, John W. and Haw, Sally J. (2012) An overview of prevention of multiple risk behaviour in adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Public Health, 34 supp 1: i31-i40.


Author Jackson, Caroline A.
Henderson, Marion
Frank, John W.
Haw, Sally J.
Title An overview of prevention of multiple risk behaviour in adolescence and young adulthood
Journal name Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-3842
1741-3850
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1093/pubmed/fdr113
Volume 34
Issue supp 1
Start page i31
End page i40
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract The observed clustering, and shared underlying determinants, of risk behaviours in young people has led to the proposition that interventions should take a broader approach to risk behaviour prevention. In this review we synthesized the evidence on ‘what works’ to prevent multiple risk behaviour (focusing on tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use and sexual risk behaviour) for policy-makers, practitioners and academics. We aimed to identify promising intervention programmes and to give a narrative overview of the wider influences on risk behaviour, in order to help inform future intervention strategies and policies. The most promising programme approaches for reducing multiple risk behaviour simultaneously address multiple domains of risk and protective factors predictive of risk behaviour. These programmes seek to increase resilience and promote positive parental/family influences and/or healthy school environments supportive of positive social and emotional development. However, wider influences on risk behaviour, such as culture, media and social climate also need to be addressed through broader social policy change. Furthermore, the importance of positive experiences during transition periods of the child–youth–adult phase of the life course should be appropriately addressed within intervention programmes and broader policy change, to reduce marginalization, social exclusion and the vulnerability of young people during transition periods.
Keyword Adolescence
Alcohol
Illicit drug use
Risk behaviour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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