Resources – March 2003

The materials listed here are resources on adolescent development. Although AHI does not distribute any of these materials, they are available for use within our reference library at the AHI youth center located at 17 Lawal Street, Off Oweh Street, Fadeyi, Lagos.



What Teens Need To Succeed
Peter L. Benson et al

This book tells teenagers how to shape their future, change their lives for the better, and make a difference in the lives of people around them. The book encourages young readers to take control of their lives by taking critical look at their life, celebrating the good parts, identifying the problem areas, planning the future, deciding the right direction and shaping their own success. It’s a useful resource for any young person who desires developmental assets.


Know Who You Are. Be What You Want
David Fontana

The author, David Fontana utilizes a series of exercises and examples, interwoven with his own insights, to illustrate how young people and adults can discover their true nature and recognize the patterns of thoughts that make them unhappy. These patterns can be changed into positive ones while also using the knowledge to affect every of one’s live. The book is based on the author’s experience in 20 years counselling and provides hope to all who desire enlightenment on the road towards personal development.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Sean Convey

Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Convey applies the timeless principles of seven habits to teens and tough issues and life-changing decisions they face.

In an entertaining style, the author provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. The book contains cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. It’s a comprehensive ‘manual’ for young people who wish to become winners in the competition of life.


The Best Of Free Spirit
Judy Galbraith et al

The book contains tips, strategies, how-to-dos, hints, insights, facts, and revelations about growing up, making choices, solving life’s problems, getting along with others and getting to know oneself. These facts are contained in series of articles, essays, stories and cartoons by psychologists, teachers, counsellors, authors, other experts on kids and young people themselves. Its simple language makes it easy to read and it’s useful for young people and adults who work with young people.

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