Prevention and health promotion for adolescents: the Peer Education programs

Author/s Gianluigi Di Cesare, Rosalia Giammetta
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/1
Language Italian Pages 19 P. 135-153 File size 328 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSF2010-001010
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The Authors discuss the manifold models of intervention within health psychology and outline a theoretical-operational scenario for Peer Education, an elective strategy of intervention in the field of adolescence which focuses on the assumption that young people themselves are a resource for their growth and not a problem or a source of discomfort. Close attention is paid to the theme of risk behaviours, described as attempts to tackle different developmental tasks. A model program is provided with reference to contrasting bullying and promoting pro-social abilities.

Keywords: Adolescence, bullying, health promotion, peer group infl uence, prevention, risk behaviour.

Gianluigi Di Cesare, Rosalia Giammetta, Prevenire e promuovere salute in adolescenza: la Peer Education in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 1/2010, pp 135-153, DOI: 10.3280/RSF2010-001010