Challenges in adolescent health: An Australian perspective
Edited by David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott and Joav Merrick
ISBN 978-1607416166, 2009
This book, the first of its kind in Australia, reports on contemporary developments in adolescent health. From relatively humble beginnings in a handful of hospital-based services, an energetic and increasingly well connected group of health professionals has emerged with a sense of awakening and expectancy. New initiatives are emerging in the areas of service delivery, research and training as well as in the development of professional organisations and networks.
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Weight of Challenges in adolescent health: An Australian perspective: 820g
Facing Food- A booklet about healthy eating for young people with a dieting disorder
By Dr Melissa Kang, Dietitian Felicity North and Dr Vera Schlumbom
Funded By Rotary Club of Winston Hills, NSW
ISBN 0 957 795122 2, 2001
Facing Food is a booklet about healthy eating for young people with, or potentially with, a dieting disorder. It is a resource that has been produced by the Department of Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. Young people with various dieting disorders were consulted during the writing and production of the booklet. The booklet looks at the physical, emotional and social impacts of eating disorders as well as providing clear and simple information on the basic food groups and healthy exercising.
Facing Food is useful for:
- Young People with dieting disorder.
- Young People who want to learn and know about growth and development, nutritionin general, and dieting disorders.
- Teachers interested in growth and development, nutrition in general, and dieting disorders.
- Teachers interested in understanding concepts relating to dieting disorders and dietary considerations in the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) key learning area.
- Doctors, dietitians and other health professionals.
To obtain a copy/copies of the Facing Food booklet, please ring Kids Health on +612 9845 3585 or email: KidsHealth.
Weight of Facing Food: 50g
Price: $4.95@ (incl. GST, excl. postage and packaging)
I just want you to be happy
By Professors Leanne Rowe, David Bennett, and Bruce Tonge
ISBN 978-1-74175-530-5, 2009
A practical, sympathetic, reassuring and highly accessible guide for every parent and carer concerned that their teenager is depressed.
One of the most challenging and problematic issues facing Australia today is the increasing rate of youth depression and the high suicide rates of our young people.
I Just Want You To Be Happy describes the factors contributing to this increasing depression in young people and why our search for constant happiness is setting our children up for problems. It is important for all parents to know that, contrary to popular myth, depression can be prevented and treated.
Aimed at parents and carers, this book is a much needed, practical, clear and accessible guide to identify and help depressed teens, written by three experts, all currently working in the area of teenage health.
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Weight of I just want you to be happy: 200g
Price : $27.50 @ (incl. GST, excl. postage and packaging)
Unzipped:- Everything teenagers want to know about love, sex and each other
By Bronwyn Donaghy
ISBN 978 0 7322 8302 5, 2006 (Rev ed.)
This book is about what teenagers do and do not know about sex. It's about how and where they gain their experience, where they get their information and the consequences of their sexual activity. It's about real kids, with real lives that other kids can identify with. Unzipped deals frankly and sympathetically with the crucial role that love and emotions play in every aspect of adolescent sexuality. At the same time it answers all the questions about sex that worry, confuse, intrigue and embarrass teenagers.
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Weight of Unzipped: 250g
Price: $22.95@ (incl. GST, excl. postage and packaging)
Anna's story - Anna Wood: the facts, the fury, the future
By Bronwyn Donaghy
ISBN 0 207 19184 0, 1996
Fifteen-year-old Anna Wood's life was tragically cut short when she took an ecstasy tablet at a dance party and died as a result three days later. Her family and friends were devastated. The Australian community was shocked. The author, with the help of the Australian Medical Association and the Wood family, has explored the circumstances leading up to Anna's death, and reveals the truth about drugs and drug-taking by Australian adolescents.
More effective than any academic report, Anna's story lifts the lid off teenage drug-taking and drug-peddling. It strips away the transparent glamour from rave/ecstasy parties and even about 'staying overnight at a friend's place'. It highlights the vexed issue of 'parental trust versus teenage freedom'. ~ Clin A/Prof David Bennett, Head, NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health
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Weight of Anna's Story: 250g
Price: $24.95@ (incl. GST, excl. postage and packaging)
Leaving Early - Youth suicide: the horror, the heartbreak, the hope
By Bronwyn Donaghy
ISBN 0 732 25781 6, 1997
Leaving Early is an exploration into the high rate of youth suicide in Australia. This book is seeking answers to the questions we all have. Why do so many of our young people resort to suicide? What can family and friends do to avert a tragedy? How can we recognise the signs that someone we love is going under?
In Australia, about eight young people a week take their lives. And, for each one of these suicides, more than thirty other people are trying to kill themselves. Trying to escape, trying to flee- trying to leave life early.
Leaving Early weaves the true stories of Collin, Jason and Maz - three young people who decide to kill themselves - with advice from health professionals and includes vital information about what to do and where to go in a crisis, as well as dealing with the aftermath of a suicide. Ultimately, Leaving Early finds that among the wreckage of shattered lives there is a way forward- but only if our communities are prepared to provide young people with faith in their future.
No other work gives such honest and painful accounts of the lives of young people and their families. The author not only offers insights, but also shows hopeful ways forward, and the possibility of mastering the challenge of youth suicide.
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Weight of Leaving Early: 300g
Price : $26.95@ (incl. GST, excl. postage and packaging)