Teen health care covers a myriad of physical, mental and developmental issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note six critical health behaviors for teens: nutrition, alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, injury and violence (including suicide), sexual risk behaviors and physical activity. (Photo: Los Angeles Times)
Andrew Hida's quietly compelling "Follow My Steps" was recently honored by the National Press Photographers Association.
Teenagers who view character as fixed rather than changing are more likely to react aggressively in peer conflicts.
Children in the child welfare system are given psychotropic medication, drugs prescribed to affect the mind, emotions and behavior, at rates approximately three times higher than children and adolescents in the general population. Rates of psychotropic medication use are also significantly higher in rural than urban areas.
One in 5 adolescents have a diagnosable mental disorder. The brief addresses different mental disorders that present in adolescence, including attention deficit disorders and major depression.
Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor in the workforce. The latest KIDS COUNT policy report provides new national and state data on this population and examines the best policies to provide multiple pathways to opportunity for disconnected young people.
LGBT youth are overrepresented in the nation’s juvenile justice system. The issue brief addresses some of the reasons for these high rates of involvement, and suggests steps that federal government and state and local juvenile courts can take to reduce the discrimination LGBT youth face once within the system.
A study on 12th grade girls' feelings and attitudes toward sex, love and relationships.
The report surveyed over 10,000 LGBT youth in America.
The report finds that young adults remain optimistic about their futures despite the fact that the poor economy is affecting their daily lives and altering their long-term plans.
Texting, tweeting, and watching TV at the same time may be harmful to young girls, says a group of Stanford University Researchers.
The report examines youth who are detached from school and work and highlights programs that successfully reconnect them to society.
The study finds that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers are more likely to be punished by schools and courts than their straight peers.
Victims of cyber bullying are more likely to report higher depression than victims of traditional bullying, and are more likely to report feelings of isolation and helplessness.
From 2000 to 2009, cigarette use and experimentation declined for middle school and high school students. However, the overall decline in tobacco use stalled from 2006 to 2009, suggesting that the current rate of smoking decline is relatively slow.
The study evaluates a community-based obesity prevention program with an eye toward determining if home and community activities can reduce the prevalence of pediatric obesity among urban, black adolescents.
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