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Gonzalez-Guarda, Rosa Maria; Guerra, Jessica E.; Cummings, Amanda A.; Pino, Karen; Becerra, Maria M. – Journal of School Nursing, 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the preliminary efficacy of a dating violence (DV) prevention program for Cuban American adolescents ("JOVEN"/YOUTH: "Juntos Opuestos a la Violence Entre Novios"/Together Against Dating Violence). A randomized-controlled experimental design with a delayed condition was used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), Prevention, Hispanic Americans
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Strunk, Catherine M.; Sorter, Michael T.; Ossege, Julianne; King, Keith A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Many school-based suicide prevention programs do not show a positive impact on help-seeking behaviors among emotionally troubled teens despite their being at high risk for suicide. This study is a secondary analysis of the Surviving the TeensĀ® program evaluation to determine its effect on help-seeking behaviors among troubled youth. Results showed…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Suicide, Prevention, Adolescents
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Biddle, Virginia Sue; Kern, John, III; Brent, David A.; Thurkettle, Mary Ann; Puskar, Kathryn R.; Sekula, L. Kathleen – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Pennsylvania's response to adolescent suicide is its Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP has been funded for 27 years although no statewide outcome studies using case-level data have been conducted. This study used logistic regression to examine drug-/alcohol-related behaviors and suspensions of suicidal students who participated in SAP. Of the…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, At Risk Students, Referral
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Ogunfowokan, Adesola A.; Fajemilehin, Reuben B. – Journal of School Nursing, 2012
Sexual abuse has been considered a public health issue because of the various health implications resulting from it. The school nurse has a responsibility in assisting the high school girl to prevent victimization. This study adopted a quasi-experimental design in which a sexual abuse prevention education package was developed and used to educate…
Descriptors: Females, Prevention, Public Health, Foreign Countries
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Garcia, Carolyn; Pintor, Jessie Kemmick; Lindgren, Sandi – Journal of School Nursing, 2010
Latino girls (Latinas) experience disproportionate rates of emotional distress, including suicidal ideation, which may be indicative of inadequate coping abilities. Prevention of mental health problems, a U.S. public health priority, is particularly critical for Latina adolescents due to lack of access to mental health treatments. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Intervention, School Nurses, Focus Groups
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Lowe, John – Journal of School Nursing, 2008
This pilot study tests the feasibility of using a Talking Circle approach and measures cultural values and beliefs within a HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention program conducted among a Native American (Cherokee) youth population. A descriptive correlation design was used to examine the relationship between Cherokee self-reliance and…
Descriptors: Prevention, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Communicable Diseases, American Indian Culture
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Mauriello, Leanne M.; Driskell, Mary Margaret H.; Sherman, Karen J.; Johnson, Sara S.; Prochaska, Janice M.; Prochaska, James O. – Journal of School Nursing, 2006
This article describes the development and pilot testing of a computer-based, multiple-behavior obesity prevention program for adolescents. Using the Transtheoretical Model as a framework, this intervention offers individualized feedback based on readiness to engage in physical activity, to consume fruits and vegetables, and to limit television…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Television Viewing, Obesity, Intervention