By Filomena Maggino
This Festschrift is released in honor of Alex C. Michalos, a superb student and suggestion to many upcoming and recognized teachers and practitioners. The Festschrift celebrates his lifelong, impressive clinical and cultural contribution to caliber of existence examine. It includes contributions written through the main prestigious and well known students within the box of social symptoms examine and caliber of lifestyles experiences. Taken jointly, the contributions from students all over the world replicate Michalos’ stance that even supposing there's adjustments in person medical positions, the language within the box of caliber of lifestyles has no limits and boundaries.
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As argued by Lerner and Benson (2003), ‘preventing a problem from occurring does not guarantee that adolescents are being provided with the assets they need to develop in a positive manner. Even assuming that prevention efforts could be completely successful, preventing problems among young people does not mean that they would be capable of making positive, healthy contributions to family community, and civil society’ (Lerner and Benson 2003, p. 7). The notion that sheer absence of symptoms is not enough is reflected in the “ideal” developmental outcomes in the PYD approach.
Besides, programs that are effective at promoting PYD also included ecological assets such as the provision of opportunities for prosocial involvement and the support of prosocial norms or standards for healthy behavior (Catalano et al. 2004). Catalano and colleagues (2004) reported that about 75 % of the effective PYD programs possessed three specific design features that researchers called the ‘Big Three’ design features of effective PYD programs (Roth and Brooks-Gunn 2003a, b), as follows: (1) the program provides opportunities for youth participation; (2) the program lays emphasis on the development of life skills; (3) the program is held within the context of a sustained and caring adult-youth relationship (Lerner et al.
A Life Devoted to Quality of Life: Festschrift in Honor of Alex C. Michalos by Filomena Maggino