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WV OMCFH - Adolescent Health Initiative - Links


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ACPM - Adolescent Health Initiative ACPM is pleased to announce the launch of its new Adolescent Health website. The website is an integral component of ACPM’s Adolescent Health Initiative, supported under a cooperative agreement with HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, which aims to enhance ACPM’s organizational focus on this important population segment.

Developing Adolescents: A Reference for Professionals
American Psychological Association pubintsep02.html

The publication presents research-based information about what is known about the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral development of adolescents, and provides information to help professionals relate more effectively to young people.


Listening to What Kids and Parents really want from Out-of-School-Time (2004)
Public Agenda newsletter


In this survey of teens and parents, Public Agenda found the vast majority of students regularly participate in organized activities in their out-of-school time. Most students believe kids who participate are better off than those who don't. But there are stark differences in the experiences of low-income and minority parents, who are much more likely to say they have trouble finding high-quality, convenient and affordable activities for their children.

Best Practices Brief
NIIAH Partner: National Adolescent Health Information Center

The "Best Practices Brief," drafted in early 2004, is adapted from the 2010 Guide (see and provides an overview of Best Practices and a comprehensive listing of resources available in adolescent health.

CDC's School Health Index

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health, announces the release of  the third edition of the School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide Online version can be found at


Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

A website that provides tools for using data to guide improvements in community-based systems of care for CSHCN - including an easy to use, interactive data query feature that allows users to view and compare state, regional and nationwide findings from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs survey (a survey of children and youth, 0 - 17 yrs old, with special health care needs). 2003/

e-adolescence: news & resources .... February, 2005 - e-adolescence is a review and listing of interesting and innovative resources intended to help state MCH professionals address adolescent health issues.

As part of the National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010 (NIIAH) this email is produced by the State Adolescent Health Resource Center/Konopka Institute. The information presented here is gathered from NIIAH partners (indicated in red) and other leading organizations, newsletters and news sources. While the content included here pays special attention to NIIAH's 21 Critical Objectives for Adolescent Health, it also includes related issues and system capacity opportunities. Each issue also includes NIIAH events for the month and spotlights a new NIIAH partner (scroll to the end).


Parents Speak out on Health and Health Care in Schools (2003)
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools


This 2003 national survey of 1,101 parents of school-aged children finds that American parents - regardless of income, race or political affiliation - support health and health care in schools.


Barriers and Promising Approaches to Workforce and Youth Development for Young Offenders
Annie E. Casey

A report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in collaboration with the National Youth Employment Coalition, the Youth Development and Research Fund, and the Justice Policy Institute. The report profiles initiatives that are reducing crime and making communities safer by facilitating youths' economic self-sufficiency


The FrameWorks Perspective: Strategic Frame Analysis
The Frameworks Institute

Renowned for their approach to "framing" communications for effectiveness, the FrameWorks Institute web site houses a wealth of resources.  This newsletter will recommend a resource from this site each month.

The resource for busy, caring parents like yourself who want information you can trust about raising responsible children and teens. You’ll find easy, time-tested ideas and tools to guide your kids in making smart choices and avoiding potential pitfalls. Count on us to cheer you on as you “stay in the game” and become the Most Valuable Parent you can be.

National Bullying Prevention Campaign

Parent site offering information and educational information to prevent bullying.

National Initiative Resource

This National Initiative Resource is adapted from the 2010 Guide (see and provides an overview of Best Practices and a comprehensive listing of resources available in adolescent health.

National Initiative-AMCHP

Collaborates with national partners to link adolescent health programs, activities and services to the Healthy People 2010 Critical Health Objectives for Adolescents and Young Adults. Assist Title V programs with interpretation and utilization of surveillance and outcomes-based measurement data to shape and advance policies and programs.

National Mentoring Partnership

Offers solutions that are both cost-effective and easy to access: from online training and recruitment to e-mentoring standards and tool kits from experts.

Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

Promotes healthy lifestyles,  education and information about chronic diseases, provides statistics.


SafetyLit is a free service of theCenter for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice at San Diego State University in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

Search Institute

Provides research, publications, training and consulting about the 40 developmental assets.

System Capacity

System Capacity for Adolescent Health: Public Health Improvement Tool (2004)
NIIAH Partners: State Adolescent Health Coordinators (SAHCN) and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) index.php

The Konopka Institute

Provides information‚ programs‚ and policy support to the youth-serving community.

The School Mental Health Project (SMHP)-Center for Mental Health in Schools

Addresses mental health and psychosocial concerns through school-based interventions.


VERB          for tweens    for parents           for parents and

Encourages young  people ages 9-13 (tweens) to be physically active every day.



Influencing Behavior: The Power of Protective Factors in Reducing Youth Violence (2004)
NIIAH Partner: Center for Adolescent Health and Development at the University of Minnesota.

One in a series of five reports on adolescent health based on the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) -- the first national study of adolescent lives, the ways in which adolescents connect to their social world, and the influence of these social settings and connections on health. A number of specific factors influence young people's involvement in violence -- both negatively and positively. This monograph discusses these risk and protective factors for violence at the individual, family and community level.

RAZE - West Virginia

Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Tobacco Prevention-RAZE.


Community Action Framework for Youth Development
Youth Development Strategies, Inc.

Overview of an easy-to-use framework from the Youth Development Strategies, Inc. On this web page go to: Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools


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