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J Adolesc Health. 2011 Mar;48(3):220-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.08.006. Epub 2010 Nov 17.

Protecting and promoting: an integrative conceptual model for healthy development of adolescents.

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Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. mkiakeating@education.ucsb.edu

Abstract

Resilience and positive youth development have substantial overlap and offer complementary perspectives on fostering healthy youth development. However, these two areas have not yet been fully integrated into a unified approach, one that has the potential to build on the interconnectedness of risk, protection, and assets within the ecological systems affecting adolescent development. This article draws on extant research to delineate linkages between the risk and resilience and positive youth development literatures. School-related outcomes are examined within an integrative conceptual model delineating eight developmental domains useful for future research on underlying mechanisms associated with healthy outcomes, as well as prevention and intervention efforts.

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