Special Issue "Interventions Addressing Adolescent Health in Community Settings in Low-Resource Contexts"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Adolescents".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 3398
Interests: poverty and its impact on child and family well-being; child labor, education, and youth development; migration/internal displacement; risk, resilience, youth and family well-being
Adolescents (defined by the United Nations as those between the ages of 10 and 19) make up 16% of the world’s population. Adolescence is a critical developmental stage with significant psychological, cognitive, and physical changes. In addition, adolescence is a transitional period during which youth are more likely to engage in risky behaviors that may compromise their physical health and emotional well-being and their successful transition to adulthood. Hence, effectively addressing their needs and unique vulnerabilities during this transition period is of utmost importance. Yet, many adolescents in low-resource settings lack access to resources and to the physical and mental health services they need to successfully navigate their challenges.
Interventions that are delivered in settings where adolescents are already embedded in, including schools and other community settings, can potentially be more accessible and less stigmatizing for adolescents living in resource-scarce settings. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of evidence on the impact of evidence-based interventions delivered in community settings on adolescent health and well-being in low-resource contexts. New research papers, methodological papers, and systematic reviews of current evidence are welcome in this Issue.
Dr. Ozge Sensoy Bahar
Dr. Proscovia Nabunya
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- adolescent health
- resource-limited settings
- evidence-based interventions
- adolescent well-being