Special Issue "Mental and Behavioral Health among Vulnerable Adolescents: Perspective, Associated Factors, and Empowerment Programs"
A special issue of Adolescents (ISSN 2673-7051).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2022) | Viewed by 5276
Interests: adolescent risk-taking behaviour; health promotion; student health; health-promoting university; school-based programmes, alcohol and other drugs; prevention; co-creation; social norms theory; game-based learning; virtual reality
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The concept of vulnerability refers to people who are exposed to risks more often than other populations or their peers. Existing evidence suggests that adolescence itself can be described as a vulnerability factor. Due to the physical and mental effects of puberty as well as the need to take up new social roles and respond to challenges, adolescents are highly exposed to mental, behavioral, and social risks and threats. These risks can increase severely among adolescents who belong to one or more vulnerable groups such as orphans, refugees, or adolescents with mental or physical disabilities.
In the past few years, the search for effective ways to improve the health status of vulnerable groups of adolescents has accelerated. However, there are still a lot of shortcomings that need to be addressed, especially with respect to skills-based health programs and empowerment approaches.
The Special Issue welcomes original research, brief reports, methodological papers, systematic reviews, perspectives, project reports, and commentaries addressing any aspect of vulnerable adolescents’ mental and behavioral health such as need assessments, associated factors, and experimental programs, specifically with the empowerment perspective.
Prof. Dr. Christiane Stock
Dr. Marjan Mohammadzadeh
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Adolescents is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- vulnerable adolescents and youth
- mental and behavioral health
- positive/risk behaviors
- self-care and self-management
- health promotion and interventions
- education and training
- associated and risk factors
- gender dimension
- parents and caregivers