Welcome to 'Turbulent Teens - Approaches to Adjustment', a book about the various adjustment challenges faced by teenagers. The book is based on a Research Project undertaken to adolescents. The book is divided into eight chapters which provide conceptual clarity on Adolescents, National policies and programs for Adolescents in India, Quantitative and Qualitative view and emerging issues on adolescence. At the end the authors have developed a model on the process of emergence of identity in adolescents and have come up with the various factors enhancing the adjustments of adolescents. Various interventions with respect to home environment, school environment, peer group and role of media have also been highlighted. The book would be an asset to all those who are interested in acquainting themselves with the basics of adolescence and interventions required for their better adjustment. The book can also be helpful to all social work educators, practitioners, researchers, students, and parents of adolescent children, teachers and even to the laymen who want to be adept towards the issues concerning adolescence.
Sushma Batra has done her doctorate from the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi. She joined the Department, her alma mater in 1982 as a lecturer. At present she is a professor in the same department. She has published four books. She also has to her credit more than 25 articles published in leading National and International journals. She has been an academician of repute who has contributed widely to the profession by being an excellent teacher as well as a researcher who has been teaching Research Methodology to post graduate, M.Phil and Ph.D students for more than two decades. The interest in the field of adolescence is of recent origin after she undertook the responsibility of being an honorary director at the Centre for Adolescents and Well Being, a demonstration project of the outcome of the empirically handled research project undertaken by her from R&D division of University of Delhi. Praseetha Unnikrishnan has done her doctorate from the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi in the year 2009. Presently she is working as a Consultant with IGNOU. She is a young, enthusiastic and budding researcher who has an aptitude for research. Her keen interest in the field of research has led to the present work which was the outcome of an empirically handled research project undertaken by Prof. Sushma Batra at the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi.
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