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Table of Contents Chapter 1: Why Look at Teens in the 21st Century How I Got to Where I Am Putting Schools into the Picture Finding the Right Path for Adolescents Chapter 2: Status of Youth Today Major Trends Population Mobility With Whom Do Teenagers Live? Family Structure Poverty Rural Youth Teenagers in Foster Care Disconnected Youth What Are Teenagers Doing? Research Has Changed Defining High-Risk Behavior Chapter 3: Sex Major Trends What Are the Facts? Sexual Behavior Oral Sex Hooking Up Gay and Lesbian Teens Consequences Sexually Transmitted Diseases HIV Chlamydia Gonorrhea Pregnancies Births Abortions Teen Pregnancies Teen Parents Predictors What Can Be Done? Policies Access to Contraception Sex Education Access to Abortion Teen Moms Local Issues Programs Service-Learning Approach: Teen Outreach Program Comprehensive Youth Development Approach: CAS Carrera Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program School-Based Social Development Skill-building: Seattle Social Development Project HIV/STD Education Focus: Safer Choices Individual Case Management: California's Adolescent Sibling Pregnancy Prevention Program Conclusion: What Works? Summary of Programs Comment Chapter 4: Violence and Delinquency Major Trends What Are the Facts? Self-reports of Weapon-carrying Bullying Illegal Gambling Gangs Delinquency Cases Arrests for Drug Abuse Homicide School Violence After an Arrest Victims Child Abuse and Neglect Juvenile Victims Victims of Dating Violence Predictors What Can Be Done? Policies Gun Control Improving the Justice System Creating an Integrated Local Response to the Issue of Delinquency School Safety Programs Early Intervention: The Incredible Years Training Series Family Support and Outreach: Functional Family Therapy School Achievement: Project ACHIEVE Bullying Prevention: Olweus Bullying Program Individual Attention: Operation Eiger Conclusion: What Works? Summary of Programs Comment Chapter 5: Drugs Major Trends What Are the Facts? Tobacco Use Alcohol Use Drug Use Prescription and Over-the-counter Medications Steroids Consequences Predictors Predictors for Substance Abuse Predictors for Alcohol Abuse Protectors What Can Be Done? Policies Smoking Alcohol Use Marijuana Steroids Programs Individual/Early Childhood Prevention: DARE To Be You (DTBY) Family-based/Parenting Intervention: Guiding Good Choices (GGC) Classroom-based Prevention: LifeSkills Training (LST) School-based Prevention: Keepin' It R.E.A.L. Community Program: CASASTART Conclusion: What Works? Summary of Programs Comment Chapter 6: Health and Mental Health Major Trends What Are the Facts? Health Use of the Medical Care System Emergency Room Visits Health Insurance Healthy Eating Obesity Mental Health Depression Eating Disorders Cutting Mortality What Can Be Done? Policies Prevention of Motor Vehicle Accidents Prevention of Firearm Mortality Implementation of Health and Mental Health Services Prevention of Suicide: Anti-depressants Programs School-based Clinics Seattle's School-based Clinics Health Education Suicide Prevention Case Management and Social Skills Training Parent Involvement Curriculum for All Students Resiliency-building Mental Health Services Federal Programs and Initiatives Conclusion: What Works? Comment Chapter 7: Education Major Trends What Are the Facts? Enrollment Achievement Test Scores Advanced Placement SAT Scores Educational Expectations Students behind Modal Grade Dropout Rates Suspensions Summer Learning Loss Mobility Other Factors School-related Variables Expenditures per Student Teacher Quality School Size Class Size Uniforms Other School Variables After-school Programs Sports Home-schooling Predictors Factors Related to School Failure Family factors School factors What Can Be Done? Policies Legislation Financing Education Safety in Schools School Size Charter Schools Programs Community Schools Successful Schools University Park Campus School Successful Components Social and Emotional Learning Service-Learning Facing History and Ourselves Character Education After School Matters Conclusion: What Works? Summary of Programs Comment Chapter 8: Quality of Life Electronic Internet as a Learning Tool Video Games Control of Internet Use Access to Pornography Computer Availability Television Cell Phones Cultural Reading Teen Magazines Music Relationships Work Attitudes Adolescents and Advertising Priorities Two Different Views An Alternative to Suspension Driscoll School Comment Chapter 9: Summing It Up Adolescents in the 21st Century Quantifying Risk Groups Overlap Description of Risk Groups Changes since 1986 What Do We Know about Programs? What Do We Know about Policies? Comment Chapter 10: Worst Case Scenario for the Future Changing Demographics: More Segregation Increasing Poverty Wealth Inequality Segregated Housing Less Access to Health Care Widening Achievement Gap Deteriorating Public Education System Lack of Early Childhood Education Declining Quality of Life Harsher Sentencing of Juvenile Offenders Environmental Chaos Privatization of Government Responsibilities Increasing Support for Faith-based Organizations Increasing Limits on Sexual Behavior Tightening Drug Laws Eroding Civil Liberties Living with Terrorism A Divided Society Chapter 11: Positive Scenario for the Future Enhancing the Lives of Children Parent Involvement Child Record Pre-school Mentoring Quality Schools Extended Hours for Schools More Access to Health and Mental Health Care Promoting Healthy and Safe Sexual Behavior Treating Juvenile Offenders Viable Drug Laws Better Quality of Life Personnel Improving the Quality of Life for All Changing Demographics: Less Segregation Desegregated and Affordable Housing Decreasing Poverty and Increasing Wealth Equality Final Words Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Teenagers with social disabilities -- United States.
Teenagers with social disabilities -- Services for -- United States.
Teenagers -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.