That Difficult Age: Developing a more effective response to risks in adolescence

24 November 2014

Evidence Scope: that Difficult Age: Developing a more effective response to risks in adolescenceIt is now widely acknowledged that, as a nation, we do not adequately understand, identify, prevent or effectively reduce the significant risks that some adolescents experience (ADCS, 2013). This is despite some excellent practice at local level.

The purpose of this Evidence Scope is to explore key dimensions to adolescent risk and resilience (including the ways in which choice and behaviour can play a role in both) and consider the implications of all of this for current practice and service design. It calls for a system-wide rethink of how adolescent risk is identified, understood and responded to.

In addition to the main resource you can also download from this page a summary, a full list of references, an Appendix of Practice Submissions and a table summarising Seven principles to improve responses to adolescent risk.

Please contact Jenifer Matthewman, Sales, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator (jen.matthewman@rip.org.uk) for further information, interviews, statements or articles.

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