Analyzes the experiences of a sample of Project LAUNCH grantees, describing 10 common elements of integration approaches and exploring some of the challenges of promoting health and preventing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges at a population level.
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Analyzes data from repeated cross-sectional surveys that examine adolescent drug, alcohol, and substance use since 1975. Includes tables and charts for each type of drug and also breaks data out by subgroup. Findings indicate that despite the declines in the past 5 years, across the very broad spectrum of drugs (more than 50 classes and sub-classes) none exhibited a statistically significant increase in the past year, however marijuana attitudes among students continued to move toward greater acceptance.
Presents a NCHS Health E-Stat study which examines suicide rates and methods among young adults aged 18–24, by sex and race and Hispanic origin, using recent mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS). Among teenagers and young adults aged 15 to 24, suicide was the second leading cause of death in 2013.
Summarizes the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey results. The survey results provide a national snapshot of what tobacco products today’s middle and high school youth are using, as well as emerging trends over time.
Includes information from a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that says a rapid teen substance abuse screening tool for clinicians can help a busy doctor flag a teen's substance abuse issues.
Enumerates that adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to suffer from depressive symptoms and engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs. The article discusses the affect school start times have on adolescent sleep patterns.
Summarizes a survey of American middle and high school students who were missing school and asked them why they skip and what they perceive the consequences to be.
Discusses the professional learning and competencies that need to be shared among individuals who are responsible for the ongoing care and education of young children.
Summarizes the findings of a random-controlled crossover evaluation of the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP), a statewide system of early childhood mental health consultation in Connecticut. A detailed version is provided in the Final Report.
Provides a description of the emerging evidence base that many of the beliefs and much of the current body of knowledge about consultation is grounded in literature and the experiences of mental health and early care and education (ECE) providers, educators, and other experts (i.e., practice-based evidence).