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Strunk, Catherine M.; King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Sorter, Michael T. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Youth suicide is a serious public health issue in the United States. It is currently the third leading cause of death for youth aged 10 to 19. School-based prevention programs may be an effective method of educating youth and enhancing their help-seeking. Most school-based suicide prevention programs have not been rigorously evaluated for their…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adolescents, Suicide, Prevention
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King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Merianos, Ashley L. – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
School violent victimization is a serious public health problem among youth. The current study investigated the association between youth alcohol use and school violent victimization among middle school and high school students ("N" = 54,361). The PRIDE national survey for Grades 6-12 was administered to youth in their classrooms.…
Descriptors: Violence, Victims, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents
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Andersen, Lori; Myers, Leann; O'Malley, Keelia; Mundorf, Adrienne R.; Harris, Diane M.; Johnson, Carolyn C. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Childhood obesity continues to be a public health problem in the United States. Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables (F/V) is one strategy for decreasing high consumption of energy-dense, high-fat foods, thereby improving weight status. Many Orleans Parish public schools were provided with salad bars (SBs) to augment school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Food, Eating Habits
Beck-Cross, Cathy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Youth suicide is a public health issue and the second leading cause of death for young Iowans ages 15 to 24 years, with young males six times more likely to die than their female peers (Iowa Department of Public Health, 2009). Suicide among adolescents is a complex issue, but there are patterns of individual, family, school, and community…
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Young Adults, Gender Differences
Townsend, Megan – Wake County Public School System, 2014
The 2013 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (NCYRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adapted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to monitor health-risk behaviors and to measure progress toward achieving Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives. The survey, administered in…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, Public Health, Health Promotion
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Amaral, Gorette; Geierstanger, Sara; Soleimanpour, Samira; Brindis, Claire – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: The purpose of this study is to compare the mental health risk profile and health utilization behaviors of adolescent school-based health center (SBHC) users and nonusers and discuss the role that SBHCs can play in addressing adolescent health needs. Methods: The sample included 4640 students in grades 9 and 11 who completed the…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Mental Health, Child Health, Suicide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The national YRBS is conducted every two years during the spring semester and provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Ethnicity, Private Schools, Health Behavior
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McElderry, Cathy G.; Cheng, Tyrone C. – Children & Schools, 2014
This study investigated school exclusion's relationships with student characteristics, mother characteristics, parental involvement, school location, and service provision. The researchers examined data from 4,837 students in seventh to 12th grade extracted from a national data set. Multivariate results showed that student's age, gender,…
Descriptors: Expulsion, Mothers, Parent Participation, School Location
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2013
The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is administered by the Montana Office of Public Instruction every two years to students in grades 7 through 12. The purpose of the survey is to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems…
Descriptors: Smoking, Adolescents, Social Problems, Sexuality
Neild, Ruth Curran; Balfanz, Robert – Philadelphia Youth Network, 2006
This report uses a unique set of data obtained from the Kids Integrated Data System (KIDS), which is housed at the University of Pennsylvania's Cartographic Modeling Laboratory. The KIDS system merges individual-level data on young people from the School District of Philadelphia and the city's social service agencies, including the Department of…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, High School Freshmen, Transfer Students
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Eaton, Danice K.; Brener, Nancy; Kann, Laura K. – Journal of School Health, 2008
Background: Nearly 10% of students enrolled in US public schools are absent daily. Although previous research has shown associations of school absenteeism with participation in risk behaviors, it is unclear if these associations vary by whether the absence was excused. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of health risk…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Physical Health, Mental Health, Health Behavior
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Melnick, Merrill J.; Miller, Kathleen E.; Sabo, Donald F.; Barnes, Grace M.; Farrell, Michael P. – Health Education & Behavior, 2010
Although seatbelts save lives, adolescents may be disproportionately likely to omit their use. Using data from the 1997 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a national survey of more than 16,000 U.S. public and private high school students, the authors employed a series of logistic regression analyses to examine cross-sectional associations between past…
Descriptors: Athletics, Subcultures, Athletes, At Risk Students
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Regnerus, Mark D.; Smith, Christian; Smith, Brad – Applied Developmental Science, 2004
Students of religious development in youth tend to focus on characteristics of the child or adolescent and perhaps those of their parents. Although often reflecting standard disciplinary practices, this approach is also often the result of data limitations. This study used longitudinal data from adolescents, parents, friends, schools, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Environment, Religion, Religious Factors
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Flannery, Daniel J.; Wester, Kelly L.; Singer, Mark I. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2004
Exposure to violence at school remains a significant problem for children and adolescents. This study examined the relationship between exposure to violence at school and child reports of psychological trauma symptoms and violent behavior. The sample consisted of children in grades 3 through 12 in 17 public schools from two different states. Rates…
Descriptors: Violence, Well Being, Mental Health, Educational Environment
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2011
This report presents the 2011 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey high school student frequency distributions for American Indian students in urban schools. These frequency distributions are based upon surveys with 808 high school American Indian students in urban schools during February of 2011. Frequency distributions may not total 808 due to…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Students, Urban Schools, Sexuality
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