ERIC Number: ED460791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Adolescent Health Research Updates: Supplement to the Adolescent Health Plan, Numbers 1-6, December 1996-November 1997.
Schleich, Ley, Ed.
This document contains the first six research updates to "Alaska's Adolescents: A Plan for the Future," a comprehensive 1994 report on adolescent health issues prepared by the multiagency Alaska Adolescent Health Advisory Committee. "The Media and Adolescent Health: Television's Impact on Certain Teen Behaviors" (Elizabeth Hatton) examines the influence of television and other media on child and adolescent behaviors related to violence, sexuality, smoking, and drinking and on youth obesity, creativity, and consumerism. "Unintentional Injury among Adolescents" (Elizabeth Hatton) provides U.S. and Alaska data on unintentional teenage injuries and deaths related to bicycles and motor vehicles, drowning, and firearms. "Mentoring Programs" (Ley Schleich) discusses elements of successful mentoring programs related to program planning, the mentor-mentee relationship, and program infrastructure. "Sexuality Education Program Effectiveness" (Mary O'Bryan) describes various approaches to sex education and the success of certain strategies in reducing sexual risk-taking behavior. "School-Based Health Centers" (Elizabeth Hatton) examines components of school-based health centers; the extent to which they work in relation to access, pregnancy prevention, student health status, academic performance, and substance abuse prevention; and the need for more centers in Alaska. "Peer Education Programs" (Tammy Green) describes elements of effective peer education programs. (Contains references.) (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Anchorage.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska