Bibliography

 

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Parenting Teens & Preteens

 

A TRIBE APART: A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF AMERICAN ADOLESCENCE. Patricia Hersch, Ballantine Books, 2000.

 

ALL GROWN UP AND NO PLACE TO GO.

Sue Elkind, Perseus Books, 1998.

 

THE APPROXIMATE PARENT: DISCOVERING THE STRATEGIES THAT WORK WITH YOUR TEENAGER

Michael Y. Simon, Fine Optics Press, 2012.

 

BALANCING ACTS: MORE THAN 250 GUILTFREE, CREATIVE IDEAS TO BLEND YOUR WORK AND YOUR LIFE.

Glanz, Dearborn Trade Press, 2003.

 

BALANCING WORK AND CAREGIVING FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS AND ELDERS.

Neal, Chapman, Ingersoll-Dayton and Emlin, Sage Publications, 1993.

 

BECOMING ADULT: HOW TEENAGERS PREPARE FOR THE WORLD OF WORK.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Barbara Schneider, New York: Basic Books, 2003.

 

BEST FRIENDS, WORST ENEMIES: UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL LIVES OF CHILDREN.

Michael Thompson, et. al. Ballantine Books, 2002.

 

BEYOND WORK-FAMILY BALANCE: ADVANCING GENDER EQUITY AND WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE.

Rapoport et al., Jossey-Bass, 2001.

 

BOYS WILL BE MEN.

A documentary film on growing up male in America. Go online to http://www.boyswillbemen.com/

 

BURN BRIGHTLY WITHOUT BURNING OUT: BALANCING THE WORK YOU NEED WITH THE LIFE YOU LEAD.

Biggs, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2001.

 

COOL PLACES: GEOGRAPHIES OF YOUTH CULTURE.

Tracey Skelton, London: Routledge, 1998.

 

FATHERING: STRENGTHENING CONNECTION WITH YOUR CHILDREN NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.

Will Glennon, Berkeley, CA: Conari Press, 1995.

 

FATHERS AND SONS.

Lewis Yablonsky, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.

 

FIELD GUIDE TO THE AMERICAN TEENAGER: APPRECIATING THE TEENAGER YOU LIVE WITH.

Michael Riera & Joseph Di Prisco, Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2000.

 

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW ON WORK AND LIFE BALANCE

(Harvard Business Review Paperback Series). Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School Press, 2000.

 

MAGIC TREES OF THE MIND : HOW TO NURTURE YOUR CHILD’S INTELLIGENCE, CREATIVITY, AND HEALTHY EMOTIONS FROM BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE.

Marian Diamond and Janet Hopson, Dutton/Plume, 1999.

 

MOTHERING AND FATHERING: THE GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHILD REARING.

Tine Thevenin, New York: Avery Publishing Group Inc., 1993

 

ODD GIRL OUT.

Rachel Simmons, Harvest Books, 2003.

 

OPHELIA SPEAKS: ADOLESCENT GIRLS WRITE ABOUT THEIR SEARCH FOR THEIR SELF.

Sara Shandler, Harper Perennial, 1999.

 

THE OPTIMISTIC CHILD.

Martin Seligman, Perenniel, 1996.

 

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR TEENAGERS.

Jane Nelson/Lot, Prima Publishing, 1994.

 

RAISING CAIN: PROTECTING THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF BOYS

Kindlon/Thompson, Ballantine Books, 2000.

 

RAISING SELF-RELIANT CHILDREN IN A SELF-INDULGENT WORLD: SEVEN BUILDING BLOCKS FOR DEVELOPING CAPABLE YOUNG PEOPLE.

Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing.

 

RAISING TEENS: A SYNTHESIS OF RESEARCH AND A FOUNDATION FOR ACTION

A. Rae Simpson, Harvard University Press, 2001. Available online at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/chc/parenting.

 

REAL BOYS.

William Pollack, Owl Books, 1998.

 

REVIVING OPHELIA: SAVING THE SELVES OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS.

Mary Pipher, Ballantine, 1995.

 

THE ROMANCE OF RISK: WHY TEENAGERS DO THE THINGS THEY DO.

Lynn Ponton, M.D., Basic Books, 1998

 

THE SECOND SHIFT.

Arlie Hochschild, Penguin Books, 1989.

 

TEEN RIGHTS: A LEGAL GUIDE FOR TEENS AND THE ADULTS IN THEIR LIVES.

Traci Truly, Naperville, IL: Sphinx, 2002.

 

SPEAKING OF BOYS.

Michael Thompson, New York: Ballantine, 2000.

 

SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL.

Michael Riera, Celetial Arts, 1997.

 

UNCOMMON SENSE FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGERS.

Michael Riera, Celestial Arts, 1995. Also, see Mike’s Surviving High School (good book to leave out so your teens can see it).

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S TEMPERAMENT.

William B. Carey, M.D., with Martha M. Jablow, New York: Macmillan/Simon & Schuster, 1997.

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING TO HOME: BALANCING WORK, LIFE AND REFUGE IN THE INFORMATION AGE.

Jackson, Sorin Books, 2002.

 

WOMEN AND THE WORK/FAMILY DILEMMA.

Swiss and Walker, John Wiley and Sons, 1993.

 

THE WORLD’S YOUTH: ADOLESCENCE IN EIGHT REGIONS OF THE GLOBE.

Bradford B. Brown, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

 

WORKING FATHERS: NEW STRATEGIES FOR BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY.

Levine and Pittinsky, Harcourt Brace, 1997.

 

WORKING PARENTS CAN RAISE SMART KIDS.

Beaulieu and Granzin, Parkland Press, 1999.


 

Physical, Emotional, Social Development and Mental Health

 

BEST FRIENDS, WORST ENEMIES: UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL LIVES OF CHILDREN.

Michael Thompson, et. al. Ballantine Books, 2002.

 

MAGIC TREES OF THE MIND : HOW TO NURTURE YOUR CHILD’S 

INTELLIGENCE, CREATIVITY, AND HEALTHY EMOTIONS FROM BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE.

Marian Diamond and Janet Hopson, Dutton/Plume, 1999.

 

ODD GIRL OUT.

Rachel Simmons,  Harvest Books, 2003.

 

ONE IN THIRTEEN: THE SILENT EPIDEMIC OF TEEN SUICIDE.

Jessica Portner, Beltsville, MD: Robins Lane Press, 2001.

 

OPHELIA SPEAKS: ADOLESCENT GIRLS WRITE ABOUT THEIR SEARCH FOR THEIR SELF.

Sara Shandler, Harper Perennial, 1999.

 

QUEEN BEES AND WANNABEES: HELPING YOUR DAUGHTER SURVIVE CLIQUES, GOSSIP, BOYFRIENDS AND OTHER REALITIES OF ADOLESCENCE.

Rosalind Wiseman, New York: Three Rivers Press, 2002.

 

RAISING CAIN:  PROTECTING THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF BOYS.

Kindlon/Thompson, Ballantine Books, 2000.

 

REVIVING OPHELIA:  SAVING THE SELVES OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS.

Mary Pipher, Ballantine, 1995.

 

THE ROMANCE OF RISK:  WHY TEENAGERS DO THE THINGS THEY DO.

Lynn Ponton, M.D., Basic Books, 1998.

 

UNCOMMON SENSE FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGERS.

Michael Riera, Celestial Arts, 1995.  Also, see Mike’s Surviving High School (good book to leave out so your teens can see it).


 

Internet & Digital Media

 

“VIDEO GAMES AND AGGRESSIVE THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOR IN THE LABORATORY AND IN LIFE,”

Anderson, CA, Dill, K.E., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 78: 4, 772-790, 2000.

 

“CASLON ANALYTICS PROFILE: ADULT CONTENT INDUSTRIES,”

Caslon Analytics, Inc., online at http://www.caslon.com.au/xcontentprofile.htm, November 2004.

 

“PORN AND POLITICS IN A DIGITAL AGE,”

Confessore, N., online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/porn/special/politics.htm

 

“THE EFFECTS OF VIOLENT VIDEO GAME HABITS ON ADOLESCENT AGGRESSIVE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS,”

Gentile, DA, Lynch, & Walsh, DA, submitted for publication, 2005.

 

MEDIA AND SOCIETY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Gorman, L. and McLean, D., Blackwell Publishing, 2003

 

“VIDEO VIGILANTES: IF PARENTS DON’T MONITOR KIDS’ ACCESS TO VIOLENT AND SEXUAL GAMES, SHOULD THE STATES DO IT?”

Hamilton, A., Time, January 10, 2005.

 

“KEY FACTS: CHILDREN AND VIDEO GAMES,”

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Fall, 2002.

 

“KEY FACTS: TEENS ONLINE,”

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Fall, 2002.

 

“ZERO TO SIX: ELECTRONIC MEDIA IN THE LIVES OF INFANTS, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS,”

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Fall, 2003.

 

“MEDIA’S IMPACT ON ADOLESCENT BODY DISSATISFACTION.”

Hofschire, LJ, Greenberg, BS. In J.D. Brown et al. (eds.), Sexual Teens, Sexual Media. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2002.

 

CHILDREN, TEENS, FAMILIES, AND MASS MEDIA: THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION.

Kundanis, R., Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum, 2003.

 

“PORNOGRAPHY AND INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES,”

M/Cyclopedia of New Media, online at http://www.media-culture.org.au/aboutus.php, 2002.

 

“A NORMATIVE STUDY OF CHILDREN’S MEDIA HABITS,”

National Institute on Media and the Family, January, 2002.

 

“EFFECTS OF VIDEO GAME PLAYING ON CHILDREN,”

National Institute on Media and the Family, www.mediafamily.org/facts.

 

THE BUSINESS OF CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Pecora, N., New York: Guilford Press, 1998.

 

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CHILDHOOD

Postman, N., New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

 

KIDS AND MEDIA AT THE NEW MILLENIUM: A COMPREHENSIVE 

NATIONAL ANALYSIS OF CHILDREN’S MEDIA USE.

Roberts, DF, Foehr, UG, Rideout, VJ and Brodie, Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Report, 1999.

 

“GROWING UP WIRED: SURVEY ON YOUTH AND THE INTERNET IN SILICON VALLEY,”

San Jose Mercury News and The Kaiser Family Foundation, online at www.kff.org, May, 2003.

 

“YOUNG AND WIRED: COMPUTERS, CELL PHONES, VIDEO GAMES, BLOGS, TEXT MESSAGE—HOW WILL THE SHEER AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT PLUGGED IN AFFECT OUR KIDS?”

Seligman, K., San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, May, 2006.

 

“COMPUTER ADDICTION: A CRITICAL CONSIDERATION.”

Shaffer, HJ, Hall, MN, Vander Bilt, J., American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 70:162-168, April, 2000.

 

HANDBOOK OF CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA.

Singer, DG., Singer, JL, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2001.

 

YOUTH, PORNOGRAPHY AND THE INTERNET

Thornburgh, D, Lin, HS, Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2002.

 

“CHILDREN AND TECHNOLOGY: ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES.”

Wright, C., Childhood Education, 78:37, Fall 2001.

 

SOME SELECTIONS ON MEDIA LITERACY:

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/media_lit/media_lit.shtm

http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit/

http://www.mediaandwomen.org/

http://www.mediafamily.org/facts/

http://www.readingonline.org/newliteracies/silverblatt/index.html

 

SOME OF THE BEST SITES ON INTERNET SAFETY:

www.wiredsafety.org

www.wiredkids.org

 

 

Teens, Drugs, Alcohol and Parties

 

ADOLESCENT DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE: HOW TO SPOT IT, STOP IT, AND GET HELP FOR YOUR FAMILY.

Nikki Babbit, Patient Center Guides, 2000.

 

BUZZED: THE STRAIGHT FACTS ABOUT THE MOST USED AND ABUSED DRUGS FROM ALCOHOL TO ECSTASY (2ND ED.).

Cynthia Kuhn, W.W. Norton & Company, 2003.

 

DIRTY: A SEARCH FOR ANSWERS INSIDE AMERICA’S TEENAGE DRUG EPIDEMIC.

Meredeith Maran, HarperCollins Books, 2003.

 

HOOKED: FIVE ADDICTS CHALLENGE OUR MISGUIDED DRUG REHAB SYSTEM.

Lonny Shavelson, New Press, 2002.

 

OVER THE INFLUENCE: THE HARM REDUCTION GUIDE FOR MANAGING DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.

Patt Denning, Jeannie Little and Adina Glickman, Guilford Press, 2003.

 

SMASHED: STORY OF A DRUNKEN GIRLHOOD.

Koren Zailckas, Viking Adult, 2005.

 

TEENS UNDER THE INFLUENCE: THE TRUTH ABOUT KIDS, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS—HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEM AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.

Katherine Ketcham, Ballantine Books, 2003.

 

THE ADDICTED BRAIN.

E. Nestler and R. Malenka, Scientific American, pp. 78-85, March 2004.

 

THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN AND COLLEGE DRINKER: BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF PROPENSITY TO USE AND MISUSE ALCOHOL.

L. Spear, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 14, pp. 71-81, 2002.

 

RANDOM FAMILY: LOVE, DRUGS, TROUBLE AND COMING OF AGE IN THE BRONX.

Adrian N. LeBlanc, New York: Scribner, 2004.

 

UPPERS, DOWNERS AND ALL-AROUNDERS (5TH ED.).

Darryl Inaba and William Cohen. CNS Publications, 2003.

 

WHAT MAKES TEENS TICK?

C. Wallis, Time, May 10, 2004.

 

WHY DO THEY ACT THAT WAY?: A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN FOR YOU AND YOUR TEEN.

D. Walsh, Simon & Schuster, 2004.

 

ONLINE REFERENCES:

The brain from top to bottom. B. Dubuc, 2004.

 

How casual drug use leads to addiction. A. Leshner, National Institute on Drug Abuse, September, 2000.


 

Sexuality, Relationships & The Importance of Status

 

ADOLESCENT ROMANTIC RELATIONS AND SEXUAL BEHAVIORPAUL FLORSHEIM, EDITOR

This edited volume presents a variety of theoretical approaches to, and data illustrative of, the romantic and sexual relationships of adolescents. A total of sixteen original studies are presented in the monograph, connecting theoretical research with practical implications and suggestions for clinical and educational applications. 2003; $39.95; ISBN 0805838309; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

 

ALWAYS MY CHILD: A PARENT’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING YOUR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDERED OR QUESTIONING SON OR DAUGHTER.

Kevin Jennings, New York : Simon & Schuster, 2003.

 

 

DILEMMAS OF DESIRE: TEENAGE GIRLS TALK ABOUT SEXUALITY

Deborah L. Tolman This book conveys the findings from in-depth interviews of 30 urban and suburban teenage girls on their experiences of sexual desire. The author considers teenage girls’ desire a significant entity, a fundamental element of girls’ self-identity, and a valid source of information about the inter-related social world that they inhabit. As a result, the monograph explores the subjectivity of adolescent females by analyzing how they describe and understand their own experiences of sexual desire. 2002; $26.95; ISBN 0674008952; Harvard University Press

 

DUBIOUS CONCEPTIONS: THE POLITICS OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY

Kristin Luker This book combines historical information, statistics, and personal narratives to paint a picture of teenage mothers in America today. It examines the important roles that race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status play in teenage pregnancy. It also shows how teen pregnancy rates are influenced by politics. 1997; $14.95; ISBN 0674217039; Harvard University Press

 

FAST GIRLS: TEENAGE TRIBES AND THE MYTH OF THE SLUT

Emily White This monograph considers the universal appearance of the “slut” in American high schools. The author posits that the slut functions as an important archetypical representation of our conflicting thoughts on burgeoning feminine sexuality. Through a series of interviews and correspondence with over 100 women across the country whose high school experiences were defined by having been labeled as sluts, common characteristics of the origin and development of the archetype are explored, as are the role and machinations of rumor and gossip in the creation of “reputation.” 2002; $22.00; ISBN 0684867400; Simon & Schuster

 

FREE YOUR MIND: THE BOOK FOR GAY, LESBIAN AND BISEXUAL YOUTH—AND THEIR ALLIES.

Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman.. New York: HarperPerennial, 1996.

 

HARMFUL TO MINORS: THE PERILS OF PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM SEX

Judith Levine This controversial book combines interviews with young people and their parents, headline news stories, classroom and clinic visits, and an investigation into the historical development of attitudes towards young people and sex in an attempt to debunk certain dominant assumptions about the dangers that sexuality poses for youth. “The sexual politics of fear” are examined in their varying forms, including sexuality education, criminal and reproductive law, censorship, and the media. 2002; $25.95; ISBN 0816640068; University of Minnesota Press

 

THE HIV CHALLENGE: PREVENTION EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, 2ND ED.

Marcia Quackenbush, Kay Clark, and Mary Nelson, Editors This book is intended to help individuals design, implement, and evaluate successful HIV-prevention education programs. Topics include “Real People, the Real World, and a Real Disease,” “Real Learning: What Works?,” “The Youth Connection: Where Does It Happen?,” “In the Classroom: Students Need to Know,” “Facing the Issues: Controversy and HIV Education,” “Many Cultures, One Goal: HIV Prevention,” and “Exceptional Circumstances, Additional Risks.” 1995; $29.95; ISBN 1560713631; ETR Associates

 

LESBIAN & GAY YOUTH: CARE & COUNSELING

Caitlin Ryan, M.S.W., A.C.S.W. Donna Futterman, M.D. This book discusses the care, counseling, and support that lesbian and gay youth need. Intended for providers, advocates, and parents, it offers specific guidelines for care and guidance on how to approach sensitive topics including sexual behavior, substance abuse, and suicide. It also includes a section of reviewed literature that will interest researchers, scholars, and general readers. 1998; $22.50; ISBN 0231111916; Columbia University Press

 

NOT IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN: “INDECENCY,” CENSORSHIP, AND THE INNOCENCE OF YOUTH

Marjorie Heins This book investigates the origin of the assumption that children and adolescents must be protected from sexual and “indecent” information that might harm their development. It examines the history of regulation for the “protection” of youths’ innocence and discusses the numerous local and Supreme Court trials concerning censorship in the arts and mass media, obscenity laws, sexuality education, and television and Internet filters. 2002; $15.00; ISBN 0809073994; Farrar, Straus and Giroux

 

PUBERTY, SEXUALITY, AND THE SELF: GIRLS AND BOYS AT ADOLESCENCE

Karin A. Martin The author interviews adolescents for this book to examine how they build their sense of self within the context of puberty and sexuality. Chapters include “Adolescent Bodies and Sexuality,” ” My Hair Is My Accomplishment,” “I Couldn’t Ever Picture Myself Having Sex,” and “You Just Have to Be True to Yourself.” 1996; $18.99; ISBN 0415914256; Routledge

 

QUEER KIDS: THE CHALLENGES AND PROMISE FOR LESBIAN, GAY, AND BISEXUAL YOUTH

Robert E. Owens, Jr., Ph.D. This book consists of hundreds of stories of young people trying to define themselves sexually and emotionally in a society of judgment, stereotypes, anger, and expectation. Chapters include “Who Are Queer Kids?,” “Coming Out of the Closet?,” “Challenges for Queer Kids,” “The Special Problems of Schools,” “Addressing the Needs of Queer Kids,” and “Parental Acceptance.” 1998; $24.95; ISBN 1560239298; The Haworth Press, Inc.

 

THE SCAPEGOAT GENERATION: AMERICA’S WAR ON ADOLESCENTS

Mike A. Males. This book reviews statistics and findings that debunk myths about adolescents. The author maintains that adolescents are the scapegoats for a society that is not dealing with issues that need to be addressed. 1996; $13.46; ISBN 1567510809; Common Courage Press

 

SCHOOL EXPERIENCES OF GAY AND LESBIAN YOUTH: THE INVISIBLE MINORITY

Mary B. Harris, Ph.D., Editor With the use of both qualitative and quantitative research as well as commentaries on the personal experiences of lesbian and gay youth in the classroom, this book reflects on the lives, the challenges, and the spirit of young people who are lesbian and gay. It is a useful resource for professional and lay people who are concerned about quality education for sexual minority youth 1998; $17.95; ISBN 1560231092; The Haworth Press

 

SEX AND SENSIBILITY: THE THINKING PARENT’S GUIDE TO TALKING SENSE ABOUT SEX

Deborah Roffman, Cambridge: Perseus, 2001.

 

SEX AND SEXUALITY AMONG NEW YORK’S PUERTO RICAN YOUTH

Marysol Asencio

This book explores the sexual experiences of the most rapidly growing ethnic minority group in the United States through a study of second-generation Puerto Rican adolescents in New York. The study aims to understand the beliefs about and practices around sexuality that influence Puerto Rican adolescents’ ability to practice safer sex. The author relays first-person accounts regarding sexuality and related social constructs, examining the impact of class, culture, and acculturation on sexual attitudes and behaviors. 2002; $49.95; ISBN 1588260739; Lynne Rienner Publishers

 

SEX, YOUTH AND SEX EDUCATION: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK.

David Campos, Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2002.

 

THE SEX LIVES OF TEENAGERS: REVEALING THE SECRET WORLD OF ADOLESCENT BOYS AND GIRLS

Lynn Ponton The book recounts the conversations between therapist and adolescents about sexuality and their feelings, desires, fantasies, and expectations. The voices of parents attempting to come to terms with their children’s emerging sexual identities also appear in this book. Topics include pregnancy, abortion, masturbation, sexual orientation, Internet dating, gender roles, HIV/AIDS, and drugs. 2000; $13.00; ISBN 0452282608; Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

 

SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

William E. Prendergast This book is intended as a guide to help parents, teachers, and counselors prevent sexual abuse of children and adolescents. It includes information about abusers, those that are abused, prevention, recognition, and treatment. A parents’ checklist, glossary, and index are also included.1996; $29.95; ISBN 0826408923; Continuum International Publishing Group

 

SEXUAL TEENS, SEXUAL MEDIA: INVESTIGATING MEDIA’S INFLUENCE ON ADOLESCENT SEXUALITY

Jane D. Brown, Jeanne R. Steele, and Kim Walsh-Childers, Editors This edited collection explores the sexual content of U.S. mass media and the significant roles the media play in adolescents’ sexual lives. Contributors address the topic of sexuality broadly, including evidence not only about physical sex acts, but also about the role the media play in the development of gender roles, standards of beauty, courtship, and relationship norms. 2002; $36.00; ISBN 0805834907; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

 

TALK TO ME FIRST: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BECOME YOUR KIDS’ “GO-TO” PERSON ABOUT SEX.

Deborah Roffman Nationally acclaimed educator and author of Sex and Sensibility, Deborah Roffman distills her more than thirty years of experience teaching kids—and their parents—into this indispensable guide, helping you to be your kids’ number one source for information and guidance on human sexuality. Roffman tackles everything from developmental stages to strategies for handling embarrassing or difficult conversations, offering the best ways to make sure you both keep talking (and listening). 2012; $14.99; ISBN 978-0738215082; Da 

Capo Lifelong Books

 

TEACHING SEX: THE SHAPING OF ADOLESCENCE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Jeffrey P. Moran This book assesses the impact of shifting values and politics on the development of sexuality education in the schools over the last 100 years. In this broad cultural inquiry, the evolution of the concept of the “sexual adolescent” is explored, as are issues regarding the regulation of sexuality, sexual revolutions and liberalism, and social reform. 2000; $27.95; ISBN 067400227X; Harvard University Press

 

TROUBLING INTERSECTIONS OF RACE AND SEXUALITY: QUEER STUDENTS OF COLOR AND ANTI-OPPRESSIVE EDUCATION

Kevin K. Kumashiro, Editor Through autobiographical accounts as well as qualitative and quantitative research on gay, lesbian, and bisexual students of different racial backgrounds, this book offers theoretical insights and educational strategies for those committed to bringing about change. Essays include “Undressing the Normal: Community Efforts for Queer Asian and Asian American Youth;” “Adolescent Sexual Orientation, Race and Ethnicity, and School Environments: A National Study of Sexual Minority Youth of Color;” and “When Fitting in Isn’t an Option, or, Why Black Queer Males at a California High School Stay Away from Project 10.” 2001; $26.95; ISBN 0742501906; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

 

Directories, Reports, and Studies

 

14 & YOUNGER: THE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG ADOLESCENTS

Bill Albert, Sarah Brown, and Christine M. Flanigan, Editors This report contains seven papers based on six different sets of data on young adolescents ages 12 to 14. It provides information on topics such as sexual activity, pregnancy rates, contraceptive use, dating patterns, and communication with their parents about sexuality related issues. A summary is included. 2003; $15; ISBN 15867104501; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 

AMERICA’S ADOLESCENTS: ARE THEY HEALTHY?

Elizabeth M. Ozer, Claire D. Brindis, Susan G. Millstein, David K. Knopf, and Charles E. Irwin, Jr. This monograph provides an overview of the health status of adolescents. The report includes data on sexual activity, contraception and condom use, pregnancy, and STDs. 2003; Free; The National Adolescent Health Information Center

 

CAN MORE PROGRESS BE MADE? TEENAGE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES: COUNTRY REPORTS FOR CANADA, FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN, SWEDEN AND THE UNITED STATES

The Alan Guttmacher Institute This multi-year study conducted between 1998 and 2001 with researchers from Canada, Great Britain, France, Sweden, and the United States explores why such large differences in the rates of teenage pregnancy and STDs exist between these countries and the United States. Each report focuses on one country and provides an in-depth study of adolescent sexual and reproductive behavior, societal attitudes about sexuality, reproductive health services for adolescents, and public policies and programs for disadvantaged groups. An executive summary is also available free of charge. 2001; $15; The Alan Guttmacher Institute

 

DANGEROUS LIAISONS: SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SEX

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University This report examines the connections between alcohol and drug use and sexual activity, particularly for children, teens and women. 1999; $22; The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

 

EMERGING ANSWERS: RESEARCH FINDINGS ON PROGRAMS TO REDUCE TEEN PREGNANCY

Douglas Kirby This comprehensive review of evaluation research includes assessments of curriculum-based sexuality and abstinence education for teens and pre-teens, sex education for parents, contraceptive and family planning clinics and programs, early childhood programs, youth development and service learning programs, and multiple-component community initiatives. A summary is included. 2001; $15; ISBN 1586710370; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 

EUROPEAN APPROACHES TO ADOLESCENT SEXUAL BEHAVIOR AND RESPONSIBILITY ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

This monograph examines the roles of family, religion, media, community, public policy, sexuality education, and health care in promoting safer sexual behaviors among teens in the Netherlands, Germany, and France. 1999; $20; Advocates for Youth

 

FACING FACTS: SEXUAL HEALTH FOR AMERICA’S ADOLESCENTS

Debra W. Haffner This report is a guide for policymakers, health professionals, and parents to develop policies on adolescent health. It was created by the National Commission on Adolescent Sexual Health and includes a consensus on adolescent sexual health, characteristics of a sexually healthy adolescent, and recommendations for developing policies. 1995; $12.95; The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

 

HEARING THEIR VOICES: A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH STUDY ON HIV TESTING AND HIGHER-RISK TEENS

Michaels Opinion Research for The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation This report covers the perceptions, attitudes, and experiences of higher-risk teenagers toward HIV testing. 1999; Free; Publication Number 1492; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

 

IN THEIR OWN RIGHT: ADDRESSING THE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH NEEDS OF AMERICAN MEN

The Alan Guttmacher Institute This report culls together data from national research findings to document and explore the sexual and reproductive needs of men. The report includes a chapter on adolescent men ages 15-19. 2002; $20; The Alan Guttmacher Institute

 

IN THEIR OWN RIGHT: ADDRESSING THE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH NEEDS OF MEN WORLDWIDE

The Alan Guttmacher Institute This report describes the sexual and reproductive behavior and needs of men ages 15-54 in 45 developing and developed countries. The comprehensive data originates from nationally representative surveys conducted between the mid-1990s and 2001 and various qualitative studies of men’s attitudes, values, and behavior in regard to sexual and reproductive health. The report includes a chapter on men ages 15-24. 2004; $20; The Alan Guttmacher Institute

 

INVOLVING MALES IN PREVENTING TEEN PREGNANCY: A GUIDE FOR PROGRAM PLANNERS

Freya L. Sonenstein, et al This guide is intended for program planners in California and throughout the country who wish to implement programs involving males in teenage pregnancy prevention. It has three main purposes: (1) to dispel myths about the target population by providing a description of the male partners of female adolescents at risk for pregnancy, (2) to identify established pregnancy-prevention programs that have successfully involved males in different settings around the country, and (3) to develop practical lessons from the experiences of these programs for those involved in fledgling programs. 1997; $10; ISBN 0877666946; The Urban Institute

 

KEEPING THE FAITH: THE ROLE OF RELIGION AND FAITH COMMUNITIES IN PREVENTING TEEN PREGNANCY

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, Brian L. Wilcox, and Sharon Scales Rostosky This report explores some of the barriers between the faith and secular communities around issues of adolescent sexuality and examines what the research says about the role religion plays in teens’ sexual attitudes and behavior. 2001; $10; ISBN 1586710400; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 

NATIONAL SURVEY OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS: SEXUAL HEALTH KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND EXPERIENCES

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation This comprehensive survey examines the views and experiences of young people on issues affecting their sexual health. The survey looks at a nationally representative sample of over 1,800 young people in three key age groups: young adolescents (ages 13 to 14), adolescents (ages 15 to 17), and young adults (ages 18 to 24). The report assesses young people’s knowledge and attitudes about sexuality; the pressure young people face to be sexually active and how they handle the pressure; what they know about HIV/AIDS and STDs; what they know and how they feel about contraception and protection; and what sources inform and influence their decision making. 2003; Free; Publication Number 3218; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

 

NATIONAL SURVEY OF TEENS ON HIV/AIDS

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation This nationally representative survey of teens ages 12-17 assesses attitudes and knowledge about the HIV/AIDS epidemic among a generation at risk. The survey documents teen perspectives about the impact of the epidemic on young people and their own personal concern about becoming infected. It also includes findings about where teens get their information about HIV/AIDS, their information needs, and their attitudes toward HIV testing. 2000; Free; Publication Number 3092; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

 

ON THE RIGHT TRACK

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States This guide is designed to help youth development professionals recognize the need to address sexuality with young people, understand how sexuality education and youth development can complement each other, and determine ways in which youth development programs can begin to incorporate this important topic. 2004; $10; The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

 

PEER POTENTIAL: MAKING THE MOST OF HOW TEENS INFLUENCE EACH OTHER

Peter Bearmen, et al This report analyzes peer influences on teen behaviors. The research findings will help parents and educators better understand adolescent relationships. 1999; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 

POWER IN NUMBERS: PEER EFFECTS ON ADOLESCENT GIRLS’ SEXUAL DEBUT AND PREGNANCY

Peter Bearman and Hannah Bruckner This report provides extensive analysis of data from a large national survey of adolescent girls on the effect of peer influence on the timing of girls’ first sexual intercourse and on girls’ pregnancy risk. 1999; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 

PROGRESS PENDING: HOW TO SUSTAIN AND EXTEND RECENT REDUCTIONS IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATES

Douglas Kirby and Karen Troccoli This report examines why certain areas and groups continue to have high adolescent pregnancy while the nation as a whole has made significant progress in reducing rates of teen pregnancy and birth. The publication considers existing research on the effectiveness of various types of teen pregnancy prevention programs in relation to areas where teen pregnancy and birth rates are stagnant or even increasing. 2003; $10; ISBN 1586710451; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 

PROTECTION AS PREVENTION: CONTRACEPTION FOR SEXUALLY ACTIVE TEENS

Claire Brindis, Susan Pagliaro, and Laura Davis This paper addresses patterns and factors of contraceptive use, misuse, and nonuse among adolescents; cultural influences on contraceptive use; access to contraception; and the role of contraceptive technology in public policy, legal issues, and professional training. 2000; $5; ISBN 1586710281; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 

SEXSMARTS SURVEYS

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Seventeen Magazine As part of an ongoing public information partnership called SexSmarts, Seventeen magazine and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 years of age on issues related to their sexual health. Series titles include “Birth Control and Protection;” “Virginity and the First Time;” “Gender Roles;” “Relationships;” “Teens and Sexual Health Communication;” “Sexual Activity and Substance Abuse among Youth;” “Sexually Transmitted Disease;” “Sexual Health Care and Counsel;” “‘Safer Sex’, Condoms and ‘The Pill’;” and “Decision Making.” 2000-2004; Free; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

 

TALKING WITH KIDS ABOUT TOUGH ISSUES: A NATIONAL SURVEY OF PARENTS AND KIDS

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Children Now This survey of parents and kids 10 to 15 years of age was conducted to inquire about parent/child communication. It shows that many families are waiting too long and not talking enough about many issues, including sexuality. 2001; Free; Publication Number: 1460; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

 

TRENDS IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG TEENS

Elizabeth Terry and Jennifer Manlove This paper summarizes key trends in teen sexual and contraception behavior by gender, age, and race/ethnicity. In addition, it analyzes previously published rates of teen sexual experiences and activity, contraceptive use at first sexual intercourse and at most recent sexual intercourse, and consistency of contraceptive use. 2000; $5; ISBN 158671029X; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 

VOICES CARRY: TEENS SPEAK OUT ON SEX AND TEEN PREGNANCY

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy This report offers a snapshot of what teens are saying, in their own words, about sexual activity, love, relationships, contraception, and the adults in their lives. 2000; $5; ISBN 1586710303; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen

Pregnancy

 

YOUNG MEN’S SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: TOWARD A NATIONAL STRATEGY – GETTING STARTED

Freya L. Sonenstein This report focuses on the sexual and reproductive health of men in the United States and specifically on young men ages 12 to 24. The publication explains the rationale for addressing the reproductive health of young men, explores the extent to which young men have unmet reproductive health needs, and presents a framework for organizations to begin to address and enhance young men’s sexual and reproductive health. 2000; $5; The Urban Institute

 

YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEILLANCE-UNITED STATES, 2003

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) This report from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (May 21, 2004, volume 53, number SS-2) includes statistics on high school students in grades 9 through 12. It addresses such issues as sexual intercourse, condom use, birth control pill use, alcohol and drug use at last intercourse, pregnancy, and HIV education. 2004; $4.50; Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

 

YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEILLANCE, NATIONAL ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL SURVEY- UNITED STATES, 1998

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) This report from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (October 29, 1999, volume 48, number SS-7) includes statistics on adolescents in alternative high schools, grades 9 through 12. It addresses such issues as sexual intercourse, birth control pill use, condom use, alcohol and drug use at last intercourse, pregnancy, and HIV education. 1999; $1.75; Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

 

14 & YOUNGER: THE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG ADOLESCENTS

Bill Albert, Sarah Brown, and Christine M. Flanigan, Editors This report contains seven papers based on six different sets of data on young adolescents ages 12 to 14. It provides information on topics such as sexual activity, pregnancy rates, contraceptive use, dating patterns, and communication with their parents about sexuality related issues. A summary is included.

 

SEX AND SENSIBILITY: THE THINKING PARENT’S GUIDE TO TALKING SENSE ABOUT SEX.

Deborah Roffman, Cambridge: Perseus, 2001.

 

THE SEX LIVES OF TEENAGERS: REVEALING THE SECRET WORLD OF ADOLESCENT BOYS AND GIRLS

Lynn Ponton The book recounts the conversations between therapist and adolescents about sexuality and their feelings, desires, fantasies, and expectations. The voices of parents attempting to come to terms with their children’s emerging sexual identities also appear in this book. Topics include pregnancy, abortion, masturbation, sexual orientation, Internet dating, gender roles, HIV/AIDS, and drugs. 2000; $13.00; ISBN 0452282608; Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

 

 

Education, Learning and School

 

ADOLESCENTS AT SCHOOL: PERSPECTIVES ON YOUTH, IDENTITY AND EDUCATION.

Michhael Sadowski, Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2003.

 

BECOMING ADULT: HOW TEENAGERS PREPARE FOR THE WORLD OF WORK.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Barbara Schneider, New York: Basic Books, 2003.

 

CLASS DISMISSED: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL, A GLIMPSE INTO THE HEART OF A NATION.

Meredith Maran, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2001.

 

DOING SCHOOL: HOW WE ARE CREATING A GENERATION OF STRESSED OUT, MATERIALISTIC AND MISEDUCATED STUDENTS.

Denise Clark Pope, Yale University Press, 2003.

 

FREAKS, GEEKS AND COOL KIDS: AMERICAN TEENAGERS, SCHOOLS AND THE CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION.

Murray Milner, New York: Routledge, 2004.

 

HIGH SCHOOLS ON A HUMAN SCALE: HOW SMALL SCHOOLS CAN TRANSFORM AMERICAN EDUCATION.

Thomas Toch, Beacon Press, 2003.

 

HOW YOUR CHILD IS SMART: A LIFE-CHANGING APPROACH TO LEARNING.

Dawna Markova and Anne R. Powell, Berkeley, CA:  Conari Press, 1992.

 

LETTING GO: A PARENTS GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE COLLEGE YEARS.

Karen Coburn and Madge Treeger, HarperCollins, 2003.

 

PREGNANT BODIES, FERTILE MINDS: GENDER, RACE AND THE SCHOOLING OF PREGNANT TEENS.

Wendy Luttrell, New York: Routledge, 2003.

 

SCHOOL OF DREAMS: MAKING THE GRADE AT A TOP AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL.

Edward Humes, Harvest Books, 2004.

 

TRANSFORMATIONS: IMMIGRATION, FAMILY LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION AMONG LATINO ADOLESCENTS.

Carola and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1995.

 

“WHY ARE ALL THE BLACK KIDS SITTING TOGETHER IN THE CAFETERIA?” AND OTHER CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE.

Beverly Daniel Tatum, New York: Basic Books, 2003.

Teens, Preteens & the Family

 

FIELD GUIDE TO THE AMERICAN TEENAGER: APPRECIATING THE TEENAGER YOU LIVE WITH.

Michael Riera and Joseph DiPrisco, Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2000.

 

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR TEENAGERS.

Nelson/Lot, Prima Publishing, 2000.

 

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER.

Thomas Hine, New York: Bard, 1999.

 

THE WORLD’S YOUTH: ADOLESCENCE IN EIGHT REGIONS OF THE GLOBE.

Bradford B. Brown, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

 

TRANSFORMATIONS: IMMIGRATION, FAMILY LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION AMONG LATINO ADOLESCENTS.

Carola and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1995.

 

WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE: HOW TO SET HEALTHY BOUNDARIES EVERY DAY.

Anne Katherine, Fireside Books, 2000.

 

 

Responsibility, Building Character & Being in Community

 

IT’S YOUR WORLD—IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, CHANGE IT: ACTIVISM FOR TEENAGERS.

Mikki Halpin, New York : Simon Pulse, 2004.

 

PARENTS WHO LOVE TOO MUCH:  HOW GOOD PARENTS CAN LEARN TO LOVE MORE WISELY AND DEVELOP CHILDREN OF CHARACTER.

  Jane Nelson and Cheryl Erwin, Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing, 2000.

 

RAISING SELF-RELIANT CHILDREN IN A SELF-INDULGENT WORLD:  

SEVEN BUILDING BLOCKS FOR DEVELOPING CAPABLE YOUNG PEOPLE.

Jane Nelson and Stephen H. Glenn, Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing, 1989.

 

CONSTRUCTION SITES: EXCAVATING RACE, CLASS AND GENDER AMONG URBAN YOUTH.

Lois Weis and Michelle Fine, New York: Teachers College Press, 2000.


 

 

 

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