Adolescents can be a puzzle to many. Adolescence is a time in one's life when the brain develops quickly, and the body grows and matures faster than later in life. While adolescents are generally healthy, health problems can lead to risky or impulsive actions that can harm or limit an adolescent's opportunities later in life. Giving an adolescent the chance to build knowledge and skills that promote positive emotional and social experiences allows these young people to avoid negative health outcomes and grow into healthier, more productive adults. MORE »
This approach to school health emphasizes the role that schools play in teaching healthy behavior patterns beyond physical health and nutrition.