ERIC Number: ED427114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Getting It All Together: The Health and Well-Being of Minnesota's Youth.
Health concerns facing adolescents of color in Minnesota were studied through survey responses of 126,000 public schools students in grades 6, 9, and 12 who participated in the 1995 Minnesota Student Survey. These findings were supplemented by focus group discussions held with 90 young people from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Survey results are reported for the following categories: (1) family, school, and activities; (2) emotional distress, suicide attempts, and abuse; (3) smoking cigarettes; (4) alcohol and marijuana use; (5) violence; (6) sexuality and health; and (7) access to health care. Using survey findings and focus group discussions, 12 recommendations were formulated to overcome the barriers that inhibit young people from participation in activities that promote physical and emotional health. Focus group responses are reported in chapters 4 through 8. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Blacks, Child Health, Focus Groups, Health Education, Hispanic Americans, Knowledge Level, Minority Groups, Physical Health, Sex Education, Sexuality, Urban Youth, Violence, Young Adults
Urban Coalition, 2610 University Avenue W., Suite 201, St. Paul, MN 55114; Tel: 612-348-8850; Fax: 612-348-2533 ($5 includes mailing).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Coalition, St. Paul, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota