Once a troubled teen
herself, author Maia Szalavitz says that putting "kids who are already suffering .
While she includes evidence from several African American and working class high school yearbooks, the majority of her sources (from diaries, interviews, magazines and contemporary longitudinal studies) reveal an emerging teen
identity designed by the white middle class.
The appendixes provide specific prevention messages crafted from material drawn from our teen
focus groups, user Web sites, and teen
The Reseda TEEN
LINE satellite, which had a soft opening in April, now allows scores of Valley volunteers to work on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays close to home.
blogs offer an outlet for discussing romantic relationships and, especially for boys, disclosing hidden sides of themselves, says psychologist Sandra L.
Parents should not allow their teens
to ride with other teen
drivers, nor should teens
be allowed to transport other teens
in the first year of driving, the AAA recommended.
Of course, there's still plenty of room for further decline in the teen
pregnancy rate, note Mr.
can get tips on how to handle the pressures related to playing competitive sports at: http://kidshealth.
Some experts advocate educating children about the physical dangers of teen
sex--unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases--while others recommend parents talk about the emotional dangers of teen
sex and the lifelong scars that can result.
Research on teen
pregnancy and parenthood indicates that teens
are not well prepared for parenting, and are more likely to live in poverty and to interrupt their education than are older mothers (Braithwaite & Taylor, 2001) Also, the overall quality of a young mother's life is greatly compromised in comparison to the lives of young women who wait until they are older to become pregnant.
There are also added risks since a teen
hasn't stopped growing.
Leong directs the Teen
health Initiative at the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Data analysis of focus group responses revealed major themes related to (a) motives and factors that impacted teen
counselor participation; (b) increased understanding of children as a result of camp; (c) increased understanding of self as a result of camp; and (d) development of mentoring relationships with children.
Inconsistent condom use was reported by 88% of participants who started using marijuana in the late teen
years, 81% of nonusers of marijuana and 77% of those who began using marijuana in their early teens
5 million copies of the magazines are distributed to libraries and classrooms across the country and every teen
reader is encouraged to send work to be considered for publication in this national teen