Current Findings
Reducing the Risk:
Connections that Make a Difference
in the Lives of Youth
Independent of race, ethnicity, family structure and poverty status, adolescents who are connected to their parents, to their families and to their school community are healthier than those who are not. Adolescent health is influenced not only by the strengths and vulnerabilities of individual adolescents but also by the character-of-the settings in which they lead their lives.
Improving the Odds:
The Untapped Power of Schools
to Improve the Health of Teens
When students feel they are part of school, say they are treated fairly by teachers, and feel close to people at school, they are healthier and more likely to succeed.
Young People
Have Something to Say About Sex
A collection of articles written by young people focused on: Sexuality education, HIV/AIDS and media influence.
New Vistas in Drug Abuse
Drug abuse research has identified important principles for prevention in family, school and community. Prevention programs often are designed to enhance "protective factors" and to reduce "risk factors."
Terrorism, the Media and Distress in Youth

Terrorists seek opportunities to transmit their messages and to instill fear and intimidation and the media coverage may lead to adverse consequences for youth. Parents and professionals will want to be attentive to the exposure and reactions of youth.

Environmental Concerns-
School Climate is a critical element in determining school safety and academic success

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To ensure safe schools, the infrastructure of our system must be evaluated and altered. Students who exhibit anti-social behavior must be addressed in a proactive strategy that is committed to a positive school environment.