ERIC Number: ED350514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
A Status Report on Colorado Youth: Trends and Implications. A Synopsis of Available Surveys of Colorado Youth Identifying Various Behaviors and Attitudes.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This report presents national and Colorado data relevant to Colorado youth. These topics are covered: (1) drug education issues, which notes that there is a move towards abstinence as well as consistent reports of extensive use of alcohol and increasing use of some drugs; (2) tobacco, alcohol, and other drug risk factors; (3) sex-related issues, including percentages engaging in sexual intercourse at various ages; (4) general health issues, including the relationship to poverty and immunization coverage; and (5) mental health concerns, including teenage suicide statistics. Demographic data on students, teachers, youth unemployment, homeless children and youth, and child abuse are provided. Thirteen trends which may impact adolescent program development are listed. Fifteen implications of the previous information are listed and readers are invited to consider these and determine directions that make sense for their own communities. A bibliography is included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Washington, DC. School Improvement Programs.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.