Provides a new video released by The Office of Adolescent Health that reflect on what works for teen pregnancy prevention in the U.S. The initial video features Sé tú mismo (Be Yourself), a positive youth development program for Latino youth in DC and Maryland.
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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.
Analyzes some of the most prominent mental health issues facing at-risk youth in order to provide youth workers with insight into the prevention and treatment of mental health challenges.
Provides a range of information on mental health including a section focused on positive mental health and how to promote resiliencefor adolescents.
Describes changes in the brain that occur during the adolescent years and the significance of this stage of development for life-long mental health. Particulary, discusses how the changes and differences from adults brains can explain, sometimes hazardous, adolescent behavior.
Responds to and recognizes the impact of trauma on many sectors in behavioral health and beyond. The paper introduces the concept of trauma and offers a framework for how organizations, systems, and service sectors can become trauma-informed.
Considers school policies that try to assist teachers in dealing with the variety of psychosocial and health problems that interfere with learning and performance. Cautions against fragmented supports for students and reviews the benefits of a "whole child" approach for improved outcomes.
Highlights educational opportunities and resources regarding children’s mental health.
Identifies core competencies on integrated practice relevant to behavioral health and primary care providers.
Reports on workforce issues related to the provision of integrated behavioral health and general health care. It also provides recommendations related to training and education, recruitment and retention, leadership, infrastructure development, and research and evaluation.