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Keith J. n.d.. Family-Focused Strategy for Reducing Premature and Unprotected Sexual Activity Among Minority Youth in School-Based Health Clinics [Final report]. Dallas, TX: Dallas County Hospital District, 26 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this project was to develop and demonstrate effective intervention strategies for the 10–15 year age group that can be carried out within a school-based comprehensive health care system to reduce the occurrence of premature and unprotected sexual intercourse in adolescents. More than 300 10-year-old children and their parents enrolled to receive annual health maintenance evaluations and a series of activities to enhance parent-child communication, parental knowledge of adolescent social and sexual development, and problem-solving and decision-making skills. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB99-133977.

Keywords: Adolescents, Blacks, Decision Making Skills, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children, Hispanics, Minority Groups, Parent Child Interaction, Parent Child Relationship, Preventive Health Care Education, School Dropouts, School Health Programs, School Health Services, Sexual Activity, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Youth Transitions Collaborative, Got Transition/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. 2015. Transition quickguide: Take charge of planning and managing your own health and career goals. Washington, DC: Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, 6 pp.

Annotation: This checklist for youth and young adults, including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions, from ages 12-30, provides information and resources about health insurance coverage, self-care, health care transition, decision-making, and career planning and management. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Got Transition™/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 290, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3957 E-mail: info@GotTransition.org Web Site: http://gottransition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Decision making, Guidelines, Health insurance, Life skills, School to work transition, Special health care services, Transition planning, Young adults

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, de Beaumont Foundation. 2015. PH WINS: Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey . Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources draw from the first nationally representative survey of individual state health agency workers about work force development priorities, the workplace environment, and key national initiatives. Topics include systems thinking; communicating persuasively; and change management, flexibility, and adaptability. Contents include key survey findings, access to the data and a journal supplement, an infographic, and additional resources.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitudes, Communication skills, Decision making skills, Environmental influences, Measures, National surveys, Organizational change, Problem solving, Professional development, State health agencies, Transitions, Work force, Workplace

Family Voices of California. 2015. Project leadership training manual. San Francisco, CA: Family Voices of California, multiple items.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to assist families in developing the skills necessary to successfully partner and engage in all levels of public advocacy on behalf of children with special health care needs. Topics include the history and purpose of advocacy; systems, laws, and entitlements; enhancing communication; developing and presenting stories to others; participating on decision-making bodies; and connecting with local change makers. Contents include an introduction, presentation slides and handouts (including pre-training slides and handouts), and materials for training-related activities.

Contact: Family Voices of California, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, Telephone: (415) 282-7494 E-mail: info@familyvoicesofca.org Web Site: http://www.familyvoicesofca.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Children, Collaboration, Communication skills, Curricula, Decision making, Families, Leadership, Public private partnerships, Resource materials, Special health care needs, Training

Anderson C. 2009. Choices: Opportunities for life. Minneapolis, MN: PACER Center, 32 pp.

Queens University, Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice. 2009. Collaborative practice assessment tool (CPAT)©. Kingston, Ontario, Canada: Queens University, Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 6 pp.

Annotation: This tool includes 57 questions that are rated on a seven-point scale to assess strengths and weaknesses in collaborative practice. The purpose of the tool is to identify areas for educational and/or quality-improvement interventions. The tool addresses mission, meaningful purpose and goals, general relationships, team leadership, general responsibilities and autonomy, communication and information exchange, community linkages and coordination of care, decision-making and conflict management, and patient involvement. The tool also provides a form that respondents can use to identify what the team does well related to collaborative practice, identify collaboration challenges, and define areas where help is needed to improve collaborative practice.

Contact: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, 1800-155 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 4YI, Telephone: (204) 926-7000 Fax: (204) 926-7007 Web Site: http://www.wrha.mb.ca Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Collaboration, Communication skills, Conflict resolution, Coordination, Decision making skills, Leadership, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Relationships, Teamwork

Bingham M, Quinn L, Sheehan WP, and Wagner LV, ed. 1997. Mother daughter choices: A handbook for the coordinator (3rd ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: Advocacy Press, 144 pp.

Annotation: This manual was developed as a step-by-step guide for coordinating a Mother-Daughter Choices Program. The program format consists of a group of four to eight adult-adolescent pairs who meet together each week for six weeks to prepare young females for the kinds of decisions they will be making as they move into junior high school, high school, and young adulthood. Topics of the program include the working world, being female in today's society, and learning the skills of decision-making, goal setting, assessing values about work, career-exploration, budgeting, and assertive behavior. It provides questions and answers; an agenda for each session of activity; and includes forms, sample flyers, and written articles and ads for promoting the program.

Contact: Advocacy Press, P.O. Box 236, Santa Barbara, CA 93102, Telephone: (805) 962-2728 Secondary Telephone: (800) 676-1480 Fax: (805) 963-3580 E-mail: advocacypress@girlsincsb.org Web Site: http://www.advocacypress.com/ Available in libraries. Document Number: 0-911655-44-1.

Keywords: Adolescent females, Curricula, Decision making, Life skills

White JM, Abbey N. 1997. Abstinence. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates, ca. 150 pp. (Choosing health high school)

Annotation: This curriculum guide is intended for high school teachers' use in teaching sexual abstinence to adolescents. The guide includes advice about preparing to teach, sample permission slip, sexuality myths, pressure on adolescents to have sex, risks of early sex, decision making, and role playing. Each chapter includes a section on evaluation and information for teachers. Appendices include information on school health programs, the teacher's roles, teaching strategies, a glossary, a list of references, and reproducible masters for handouts.

Contact: ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200, Telephone: (831) 438-4060 Secondary Telephone: (800) 321-4407 Fax: (800) 435-8433 E-mail: customerservic@eta.org Web Site: http://www.etr.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-56071-525-1.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Curricula, Decision making, Life skills, Peer pressure, Prevention programs, Sexuality

Young M, Hart SJ, Core-Gebhart P. 1997. Sex can wait: An abstinence-based sexuality curriculum for middle school. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates, 462 pp.

Annotation: This curriculum is a five-week sexuality education program for students in grades seven and eight that is designed to promote sexual abstinence. It is divided into three general areas of emphasis: knowing the self, relating to others, and planning the future. The sections are divided into nine units: Self-esteem, puberty, Values and decision making, communication, family, friends, dating, sexual decision making, and goal setting and life planning. The curriculum also contains masters for transparencies and handouts. It was modified from the 1994 edition to meet the requirements of the federal Title V (maternal and child health) and adolescent family life programs, and approved by the U.S. Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs.

Contact: ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200, Telephone: (831) 438-4060 Secondary Telephone: (800) 321-4407 Fax: (800) 435-8433 E-mail: customerservic@eta.org Web Site: http://www.etr.org $59.95 plus 10 percent shipping and handling.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescents, Curricula, Decision making, Interpersonal relations, Life skills, Self esteem, Sexuality education

Young M, Young T. 1996, r1997. Abstinence: Pick and choose activities for grades 7-12. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates, 209 pp.

Annotation: This book is designed to provide teachers with classroom activities to promote sexual abstinence as a viable option for adolescents. It contains four sections, on the areas of self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, decision-making skills, and life planning. At the beginning of each section, the book contains a subsection for teachers' information, designed to provide background information and content knowledge for the topic. The 1997 modifications were approved by the U.S. Office on Adolescent Pregnancy Programs.

Contact: ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200, Telephone: (831) 438-4060 Secondary Telephone: (800) 321-4407 Fax: (800) 435-8433 E-mail: customerservic@eta.org Web Site: http://www.etr.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-56071-514-6.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescents, Decision making, Interpersonal relations, Life skills, Self esteem, Teachers

Arthur S. 1996. Surviving teen pregnancy: Your choices, dreams and decisions. (Rev.). Buena Park, CA: Morning Glory Press, 190 pp.

Annotation: This book was written for pregnant adolescents to help them understand their options and learn decision making skills. The topics are organized into three main sections, prenatal and postnatal care, making choices about the pregnancy, and making life decisions. The book includes information on prenatal care, infant care, abortion, adoption, parenting, birth control, responding to social pressure, making financial decisions, and life planning skills. An earlier edition of this publication included a teacher's guide and a study/discussion guide.

Contact: Morning Glory Press, 6595 San Haroldo Way, Buena Park, CA 90620-3748, Telephone: (888) 612-8254 Fax: (888) 327-4362 E-mail: info@morningglorypress.com Web Site: http://www.morningglorypress.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-885356-06-4.

Keywords: Abortion, Adoption, Contraception, Decision making skills, Infant care, Life skills, Parenting, Pregnant adolescents, Prenatal care

Zevin D. 1996. Abstinence. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates, ca. 130 pp. (Comprehensive health for the middle grades)

Annotation: This curriculum guide is intended for middle school teachers' use in teaching sexual abstinence to children and adolescents. The guide includes advice about preparing to teach, examining how affection is demonstrated, planning for the future, staying safe, being assertive, peer pressure, support systems, and final evaluation. Each chapter includes a section on evaluation and information for teachers. Appendices include information on school health programs, the teacher's roles, teaching strategies, a glossary, a list of references, and reproducible masters for handouts.

Contact: ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200, Telephone: (831) 438-4060 Secondary Telephone: (800) 321-4407 Fax: (800) 435-8433 E-mail: customerservic@eta.org Web Site: http://www.etr.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-56071-463-8.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Curricula, Decision making, Life skills, Peer pressure, Prevention programs, Sexuality

Schwartz P. 1996. The art of the long view: Paths to strategic insight for yourself and your company. New York: Doubleday, 272 pp.

Annotation: This book presents the art of taking the long view of decisions to be made, thinking best about the impact of your actions. It discusses how to see, most clearly, the environment in which actions will take place, and how those actions will fit with (or stand against) the prevailing forces, trends, attitudes, and influences. This method is called the scenario, a vehicle for inventing and considering several varied stories of equally plausible futures from which to make strategic decisions that will be sound for all plausible futures.

Contact: Doubleday, Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, Web Site: http://www.doubleday.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-385-26732-0.

Keywords: Administration, Decision making, Decision making skills, Management, Organizational change, Planning, Strategic plans

Advocates for Youth. 1995. Life planning education: A youth development program. (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, 541 pp.

Annotation: This teaching guide helps educators prepare adolescents in grades 7–12 to make decisions about topics that will affect their lives. It covers the skills and information adolescents need to make transitions from school to adulthood. The guide uses exercises and activities that rely on the experiences of the participants to reinforce the lesson. Chapters cover these topics: self perception and self image; personal, family, and community values; communication; relationships; sexuality; community participation; goal setting; decision making; gender roles; parenting; responding to violence; health care; reducing sexual risks, and employment. The guide includes an evaluation form and lists sources of videotapes. An earlier edition of this title was released in 1989 by the Center for Population Options, which was the publisher's name at that time. It is being revised in 2015. It is also available in Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Contact: Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 419-3420 Fax: (202) 419-1448 Web Site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org $44.95 plus 20 percent shipping and handling.

Keywords: AIDS, Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Communication skills, Decision making, Educational materials, Employment, Family planning, HIV, Health, Interpersonal relations, Life skills, Non English language materials, Parenting, Planning, Problem solving, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, Self concept, Sex role, Sexuality education, Sexually transmitted diseases, Social values, Spanish language materials, Violence prevention

Sunburst Communications. 1989. When things get tough: Teens cope with crisis. Pleasantville, NY: Sunburst Communications, 1 videotape (38 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch).

Annotation: This videotape focuses on teaching a simple and effective technique for coping with crises based on the portrayed stories of three adolescents—Julian is devastated when his girlfriend break off their relationship; Kaieema is faced with having to make new friends and hometown; and Dennis, a graduating senior uncertain of his goals, wants to break with family tradition and not go to college. The goal is to provide adolescents with a set of skills for coping with the upsets and disappointments that often occur in life and to take charge of and direct the course of their lives.

Keywords: Adolescents, Audiovisual materials, Coping, Decision making, Interpersonal relations, Mental health, Social skills, Videotapes

Bingham M, Stryker S. 1987. More choices: A strategic planning guide for mixing career and family. Santa Barbara, CA: Advocacy Press, 240 pp.

Annotation: This student workbook contains text and exercises for a course on life management. There are chapters on the Cinderella myth, financial planning, child care, and career development. The lessons are written for older adolescents and young adults.

Contact: Girls Incorporated, 120 Wall Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10005-3902, Telephone: (212) 509-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 374-4475 Fax: (212) 509-8708-1253 E-mail: communications@girlsinc.org Web Site: http://www.girlsinc.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescents, Curricula, Decision making, Financial planning, Life skills, Planning, Strategic plans

Bosch KS. 1982. What should we tell the children?: A curriculum guide for parents. Northampton, MA: Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, 64 pp.

Annotation: This curriculum was developed to provide a model for supporting parents in their role as sexuality educators for their children. Topics include communication skills, myths, and facts about sexuality, and decision making skills. Supporting homework and handouts are provided for use within the family setting. A bibliography of books is provided for teachers, parents, adolescents, and young children.

Contact: Tapestry Health, 320 Riverside Drive, Florence, MA 01062, Telephone: (413) 586-2016 Secondary Telephone: (800) 696-7752 Fax: (413) 586-0212 Web Site: http://www.tapestryhealth.org/ $10.00 plus 15 percent shipping and handling.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Communication skills, Curricula, Decision making, Parent education, Sexuality education

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.