Discuss some of the typical characteristics of the least effective and the most effective of these programs to date, based on available research

Discuss some of the typical characteristics of the least effective and the most effective of these programs to date, based on available research. Brian, age 15, has surprised and dismayed his Catholic parents by insisting that he is converting to Buddhism. It all seemed to start when he became friends with an Asian American boy at school whose family is Buddhist. Explain Brian’s behavior based on Seltzer’s theory of adolescent identity formation.

Many large scale interventions have been designed to reduce problem behaviors in adolescence (such as drinking, drug use, smoking, etc.) and/or to increase positive behaviors. Discuss some of the typical characteristics of the least effective and the most effective of these programs to date, based on available research. Use examples where possible

 

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