Tag Archives: adolescent

Mental Health Disorders- Child Trends Adolescent Health Highlight (2013)

This newsletter published by Child Trends is an informative resource that clarifies a lot of common questions regarding adolescent mental health.  The newsletter contains definitions of mental health terminology, facts and figures about current mental health trends, a list of warning signs and common mental disorders among adolescents.  There is also information about treatment, mental […]

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is Columbia University’s health Q&A Internet resource. There are six category pages of questions answered —Alcohol & Other Drugs, Emotional Health, Fitness and Nutrition, General Health, Relationships, and Sexual and Reproductive Health. The goal of Go Ask Alice! is to keep readers inquisitive, informed, and healthy. This resource is good for educators, young people […]

Center for Young Women’s Health

The mission of Young Women’s Health is to help teen girls, their parents, teachers, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. The site provides health guides in English and Spanish, health-related quizzes, and an Ask Us section. To read more about the Center […]

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

This research study, conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, examines the relationships of teenagers with the various social media that are a big part of modern life. The study states that social media are designed to encourage the sharing of personal information in a […]

California Core Competencies for Providers of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs/Services (2008)

The Core Competencies are intended for adult providers of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and serve as a foundation of professional capabilities that all providers should strive to possess in order to deliver effective, sensitive and appropriate sexual health care and services to adolescents. The Core Competencies are divided into 5 major domains: Professional and […]

Our Trans Children (2007)

“Our Trans Children” is a resource published by the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) that covers a vast number of topics and issues and provides answers to common questions regarding transgender issues.  This specific edition also features information regarding children with gender-variant behaviors. The booklet provides detailed answers to commonly asked […]

Programs that Work (2008)

Advocates for Youth is an organization that is Dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The Science and Success (2nd ed. 2008): Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections publication […]

Emerging Answers (2007)

In 2007 the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy issued a report on New Research that Identifies Effictive Teen Sex Education Programs and Other Interventions. The report, conducted by Dr. Douglas Kirby, PhD, evaluates 115 programs. Two thirds of the programs examined focus on abstinence and contraception and their positive effect on teen […]

Educating Teenagers About Sex in the United States (2010)

This data brief published by the Centers for Disease Control shows data collected from teens (ages 15-19) who answered questions about formal sexual education they have received and whether or not teens talk to their parents about sex .  Sex education in schools and other places, as well as received from parents, provides adolescents with […]

Comprehensive Sex Education: Research and Results (2009)

This research takes a look at federal spending on abstinence programs that are proven ineffective.  Statistics that compare the effectiveness of abstinence only programs with comprehensive sex education programs show that the latter is greater and that abstinence programs have no viewable effect on teens reducing sexual activity and/or using safety measures if they do […]

Replicating Successful Programs (2006)

Plain Talk is a program developed by the Annie E Casey Foundation and was launched into five urban communities in 1993. The program is a neighborhood based initiative aimed at helping adults, parents, and community leaders develop the skills they need to communicate effectively with young people about reducing adolescent sexual risk taking. Plain Talk […]

What the Research Says About Abstinence Only (2008)

Over the past 25 years, Congress has spent over $1.5 billion on abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.  However, no professional scientific study has found these programs broadly effective.  This fact sheet, compiled by Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), lists several professional study published in peer-reviewed journals with their findings about abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. Several […]

Sex, Etc. Magazine

Sex, Etc.  is an online and print resource written for teens by teens. With resources regarding: Birth Control Teen Pregnancy HIV/AIDS & STDs LGBTQ Relationships Abuse & Violence Your Body Sex To visit the website or to subscribe to the print magazine visit the Sex Etc  

I Think I Might Be Lesbian (2001)

An indepth brochure for and by young women who identify as lesbian. Topics include: What does it mean to be lesbian? How do I know if I’m a lesbian? Am I normal? What it’s like to be young and a lesbian? How do I learn to like myself? Whom should I tell? How do I […]

I Think I Might Be Gay (2001)

An indepth brochure for young men by young men who identify as gay. Topics include: What does it mean to be gay? Am I normal? What about AIDS/HIV? How do I learn to like myself? Whom should I tell? To view a PDF version of the brochure: I Think I Might Be Gay

I Think I Might Be Bisexual (2001)

  An indepth brochure for young adults by young adults who identify as bisexual. Topics include: How do I know if I’m bisexual? Am I normal? What is it like to be young and bisexual? How can I avoid HIV, STDs and involvement in unwanted pregnancy? Whom should I tell? How can I learn to […]

U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions: National and State Trends and Trends by Race and Ethnicity (2013)

This report, compiled by Guttmacher Institute, contains the most recent statistics available (from 2008) on teenage pregnancy, birth, miscarriages and abortion.  It also details population trends and trends among states and information concerning different races and ethnicities.  The report is largely data, but has a lot of compelling key findings that are listed in the […]

Teen Pregnancy and Other Risky Behavior

This fact sheet provided by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy covers statistics regarding drug, alcohol, tobacco use, delinquency and sexual activity among teens.  Teens who drink or use drugs are often more sexually active and less likely to use contraception than teens who do not use drugs or drink alcohol. According to the […]

Teen Pregnancy and Education

  Teen pregnancy affects the educational achievements of teens themselves as well as the education of the children they have.  According to the NCPTP, parenthood is the leading cause of school drop out among teen girls. This fact sheet covers the statistics related to teen pregnancy and education of the mother and the children born […]

Helping Pregnant and Parenting Teens Find Adequate Housing

In 2002, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the U.S Department of Justice estimated that there are 1,682,900 homeless and runaway youth under eighteen years of age in the United States. Of this number, anywhere from 6 to 22% are pregnant. This means that there could potentially be almost 400,000 homeless and […]