Every day adolescents face difficult situations and life-changing decisions. "The Truth About" series delivers current facts and straightforward information to help young people understand the consequences - good or bad - of the life choices they make. Without preaching or dictating what readers should do, each volume carefully explains key health matters, and the social issues, financial elements, and other aspects of the topics relevant to teens today. Focusing on everything from divorce and depression to drugs and eating disorders, the series provides sound advice on avoiding dangerous behavior and coping with stressful situations. Prompting discussion at home, with peers, and in the classroom, this new series encourages teenagers to be informed and to think about these topics from an educated point of view. Ideal for all high school, college, and public libraries, The Truth About series is sure to become a trusted resource for students and educators. The features include: diagnostic self-tests; A-to-Z entries covering the topic as the curriculum does; teens speak: "real" cases in teens' own words. Question-and-Answer features include: fact or fiction? sidebars to dispel common myths; did you know?
spotlights on tables, charts, and statistics. This book also includes resources, a glossary and an index.
Mark J. Kittleson, Ph.D., is a professor of health education at Southern Illinois University who serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Health Behavior and other publications. Kittleson has published extensively in his field and served on the committee that set the standards for graduate health education programs nationwide.