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Displaying records 1 through 9 (9 total).

Bell K, Terzian MA, Moore KA. 2012. What works for female children and adolescents: Lessons from experimental evaluations of programs and interventions. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 20 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This research brief examines programs and strategies that work and that do not work for improving health and mental health outcomes for females. A companion brief does the same for males. The brief synthesizes findings from 106 random assignment intent-to-treat evaluations of social interventions that targeted female children, adolescents, and young adults or co-ed interventions that provide separate data for the female subgroup. The brief introduces the problem and discusses interventions that address the following issues: academic achievement, delinquency, mental health, physical health and nutrition, reproductive health and sexuality, self-sufficiency, substance use.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Depression, Female adolescents, Female children, Health, Intervention, Mental health, Nutrition, Programs, Reproductive health, Research, Sexuality, Substance abuse, Young adults

Carbaugh A. 2011. The U.S. Global Health Initiative’s Women, Girls, and Gender Equality Principle: A roundtable discussion. Menlo Park, CA: J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the discussion of a roundtable that took place at the Kaiser Family Foundation in November 2010. The roundtable examined the women, girls, and gender-equality principle of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI). The report introduces the roundtable and presents the principle behind the GHI, discusses the guidance, and presents roundtable key issues.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Female adolescents, Female children, Gender discrimination, Initiatives, International health, Women

Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health. [2010]. Strategic plan: 2011-2015. [Phoenix, AZ]: Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health, 3 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan for 2011-2015 discusses overarching goals and priorities for the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health. For each priority, strategies and performance measures are described.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health, 150 N. 18th Ave., Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 364-1400 Fax: (602) 364- 1495 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents with special health care needs, Arizona, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Female adolescents, Health services, Hearing disorders, Hearing screening, Hearing tests, Injury prevention, Obesity, Pregnancy, Prevention, Reproductive health, Transition to independent living, Women's health

Fuentes L, Bayetti Flores V, Gonzalez-Rojas J. 2010. Removing stigma: Towards a complete understanding of young Latinas' sexual health. New York, NY: National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews recent research on adolescent sexuality and reproductive health, sets forth a reproductive justice framework for advancing the sexual health of Latina adolescents, and describes policy approaches that make healthy decisions possible and rewarding, so Latinas and all women can have healthy adolescent years, avoid pregnancy and birth when they want to, and have healthy pregnancies and children when and if they choose to become mothers.

Contact: National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, 50 Broad Street, Suite 1825, New York, NY 10004, Telephone: (212) 422-2553 Fax: (212) 422-2556 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent females, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Female children, Hispanic Americans, Pregnancy prevention, Reproductive health, Sexual health, Young women

Sen G, Ostlin, P, George A. 2007. Unequal, unfair, ineffective and inefficient: Gender inequity in health—Why it exists and how we can change it. Bangalore, India: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; Stockholm, Sweden: Karolinska Institutet , 127 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on gender inequities in health and how these inequities affect girls and women, as well as men. The report discusses the evidence base; gender as a key determinant of health; what we know about gendered structural determinants; norms, values, and practices; differences in exposure and vulnerability; the politics of the health care system; health research; and the way forward.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Female adolescents, Female children, Health care systems, International health, Men's health, Research, Women's health

Schoenberg J, Salmond K, Fleshman P. 2006. The new normal?: What girls say about healthy living . New York, NY: Girl Scouts of the USA, 116 pp., exec. summ. (36 pp.).

Annotation: This report describes a study that examined both attitudinal and behavioral issues that inform girls' health and emotial well-being (e.g., body image, diet, exercise, sources of health-related information). The report, which includes an executive summary, discusses the following research findings: (1) incidence of overweight in the sample, (2) aspiring to be normal healthy, (3) girls and body image, (4) tension between awareness and behavior, (5) girls and physical activity, (6) the influential role of mothers, and (7) communicating with girls. The report also includes conclusions and recommendations, references and resources, an online survey for girls and adolescents and one for parents, a focus group discussion guide, and endnotes. The executive summary is also available in Spanish.

Contact: Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2798, Telephone: (800) 478-7248 Secondary Telephone: (212) 852-8000 E-mail: Web Site: executive summary available from the website; full report available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent children, Adolescent health, Body image, Child attitudes, Child behavior, Child health, Communication, Female adolescents, Mothers, Obesity, Physical activity, Spanish language materials

National Adolescent Health Information Center. 2006. 2006 fact sheet on suicide: Adolescents and young adults. San Francisco, CA: National Adolescent Health Information Center, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents information about suicide among adolescents and young adults (ages 10-24). The fact sheet includes highlights; a pie chart showing suicide's ranking among the leading causes of death in this population; and information about the suicide rates among young adults vs. younger adolescents; suicide rates among young males, young females, and American Indian and Alaska Native males; rates of attempted suicide among female adolescents and female Hispanic adolescents; and trends in suicide rates. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the fact sheet. Data and figure sources and notes are included.

Contact: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center, University of California, San Francisco, LHTS Suite 245, Box 0503, San Francisco, CA 94143-0503, Telephone: (415) 502-4856 Fax: (415) 502-4858 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent females, Adolescent males, Adolescents, Alaska natives, American Indians, Attempted suicide, Hispanic Americans, Suicide, Trends, Young adults

Mullin-Rindler N. 2003. Relational aggression and bullying: It's more than just a girl thing. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley Centers for Women, 25 pp. (Working papers; no. 408)

Annotation: This paper looks at some recent assumptions that have been made about girls and relational aggression. The paper refutes both the premise that aggression among girls is a new phenomenon and the notion that relational aggression is unique to girls. In addition, the paper offers concrete strategies based in research and developmentally appropriate practice that can be used to improve aspects of school climate that perpetuate aggression and reduce its prevalence in elementary and middle schools.

Contact: Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481, Telephone: (781) 283-2500 Fax: (781) 283-2504 E-mail: Web Site: $10.00, plus shipping and handling of $4.00.

Keywords: Adolescents, Aggression, Bullying, Children, Elementary school, Females, Interpersonal relations, Middle school, Relationships, Research

Obeidallah DA, Earls FJ. 1999. Adolescent girls: The role of depression in the development of delinquency. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, 4 pp. (Research preview)

Annotation: This research preview, which is part of the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), focuses on predictors of adolescent girls' antisocial behavior. It includes the following sections: (1) the role of depression in delinquency, (2) understanding community influences, (3) preliminary results from PHDCN, (4) the relationship between clinical depression and antisocial behavior, and (5) future investigation. The preview also contains endnotes.

Keywords: Adolescents, Antisocial behavior, Communities, Depression, Females, Juvenile delinquency, Research


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.