Inspiring healthy adolescent choices: a rationale for and guide to strength promotion in primary care

J Adolesc Health. 2007 Dec;41(6):525-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.05.024. Epub 2007 Aug 29.


The social, emotional, and biological health of adolescents requires their development as autonomous beings who make responsible decisions about their own health. Clinicians can assist in this development by adopting a strength-based approach to adolescent health care, which applies concepts from positive youth development to the medical office setting.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
  • Adolescent Health Services*
  • Choice Behavior
  • Counseling / methods
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Risk-Taking