Children, Health, and Learning: A Guide to the Issues

Children, Health, and Learning: A Guide to the Issues

Children, Health, and Learning: A Guide to the Issues

Children, Health, and Learning: A Guide to the Issues

Synopsis

This book examines the critical, historical, and contemporary linkages between health and learning, reviews the best practices, and makes resources available for practitioners.

Excerpt

Contemporary Youth Issues is a series of volumes that provides new and important educational materials for the youth and adults involved in middle schools, high schools, and public libraries. Volumes in the series offer accessible information about the nature of the issues facing contemporary youth (children in the first two decades of life), parents, and youth-serving professionals—for example, teachers, practitioners, and governmental and nongovernmental organization personnel.

Both the challenges to healthy development confronting contemporary youth and the assets or strengths of adolescents and of the communities that contribute to their positive development are represented. Each book in the series reviews current knowledge about these challenges and assets, directs youth and adults to current community resources available to address challenges or enhance assets, and discusses key issues of policy and program design pertinent to improving the lives of the diverse youth of the United States and the world.

THE CONCEPT OF THE SERIES

Childhood and adolescence are developmental periods during which most of a person's biological, cognitive, psychological, and social characteristics are changing from what is present at birth to what is considered adultlike. For children and adolescents, and for the parents, friends, and teachers who support and nurture them, the first two decades of life are . . .

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