Clearly define the adolescent health problem or issue and address why

Clearly define the adolescent health problem or issue and address why it is of significance to the field of social work. (Describe the issue, who is affect ed, incidence/prevalence, costs – both financial and other – associate d with the issue, why action is needed)

Clearly define the adolescent health problem or issue and address why

Students are expected to write an individual final paper addressing an issue of public health importance relating to adolescents with the following components:

Firstly, clearly define the adolescent health problem or issue and address why it is of significance to the field of social work. Describe the issue;

who is affect ed;

incidence/prevalence;

costs – both financial and other associated with the issue;

why action is need ed?

Secondly, critically review school, family, and community programs and policies designed to prevent the health problem or promote health issue currently.

• Assess if the strategies have been evaluate d with rigorous research designs.

• Determine the results of these strategies. Were they effective? What doesn’t work?

Thirdly, employ peer reviewed literature and use mainly primary sources as references (e.g., not literature reviews or web-based articles)

Fourthly, present an evidence-based intervention that is derive d from your understanding of the problem. Also, the publish ed intervention research (please justify your selection of an intervention). Also, discuss implications for prevention. You should include a description of your proposed policy or program: rationale, design, intended audience, implementation, anticipated outcomes, and evaluation methods.

This is to be a professional research paper with accurate APA citations (minimum of 5 – 7 references required) from recent professional literature. Use referencing format per the American Psychological Association format (5th edition or later), which can be found online.

More details;

What are the problems and health concerns during adolescence?

The teenagers reported worrying mostly about chronic conditions such as acne, menstrual disorders, emotional problems, dental problems and being overweight. The psychosocial problems most important to the adolescents were school and family problems.