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Neufeld L, Gero A. [2017]. Adolescent oral health campaign final report: 2016-2017 school year. [Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program], 9 pp.

Annotation: This final report provides information about activities of the Adolescent Oral Health Campaign during academic year 2016–2017. The purpose of the campaign was to educate students in middle school and high school in Utah, especially along the Wasatch Front, about oral health. The goal was to increase positive oral health behaviors and increase use of oral health services. The report describes the campaign’s goals, objectives, methods, and results.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Adolescent health, Final reports, Health behaviors, Health education, High school students, Middle schools, Oral health, State surveys, Students, Utah

Anastos E. 2016. Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program [final report]. Lemon Grove, CA: Lemon Grove School District, 16 pp. plus attachments.

Annotation: This report describes a project to build a dental clinic and provide comprehensive oral health services to students attending a combined elementary and middle school (kindergarten through eighth grade) in Lemon Grove, CA. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement, sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. Appendices include an announcement about the clinic opening, sample forms in English and Spanish, a needs-assessment cover letter and survey, a program brochure, and a memorandum of under- standing between the university and the school district. The process, outcome, and impact indicators/minimal data set is also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Elementary schools, Facility design and construction, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Middle schools, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Rural population, School based clinics, Service integration, Spanish language materials, Systems development

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2016. Preventing childhood obesity in Michigan's classrooms: A collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and statewide partners. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 4 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes Building Healthy Communities, a school-based prevention program in Michigan to help children adopt healthy habits at a young age by providing access to healthy food, health education, physical education, and physical activity. Contents include a description of the program's development and implementation process, outcomes, and next steps. Topics include partnering organization efforts to pool funding, resources, and expertise to engage elementary schools and expand to middle and high schools throughout the state.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior modification, Children, Collaboration, Curriculum, Elementary schools, Health behavior, Health promotion, High schools, Michigan, Middle schools, Nutrition education, Nutrition services, Obesity, Outcome and process assessment, Physical activity, Physical education, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, School health education, School health programs, State programs, Statewide planning

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health. 2016. 2014-2015 school health dental screening surveillance report. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information from an oral health screening survey of students in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th grades from 89 schools in Nebraska conducted in 2014–2015. The survey had two primary objectives: (1) measure participation of schools that were providing required oral health screenings and (2) assess oral health status among a convenience sample of Nebraska schoolchildren. The report discusses surveillance methods, limitations, and results. Characteristics of respondents are presented, and recommendations are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us

Keywords: Elementary schools, Health screening, High schools, Middle schools, Nebraska, Oral health, Population surveillance, State surveys

Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Center for Sex Education. 2015–. School health sex education kit. Morristown, NJ: Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Center for Sex Education, multiple items.

Annotation: This kit of 10 manuals provides lesson plans on sexuality topics for students in grades 3–12. Contents include the following titles: Changes, Changes, Changes: Great Methods for Puberty Education; Game On! The Ultimate Sexuality Education Gaming Guide; Great Mentoring: Positive Conversations with Young People about Sexual Decisions; Let's Erase Bullying; Making Sense of Abstinence; Positive Images: Teaching About Contraception and Sexual Health; Sex Ed 101; Sex Ed in the Digital Age; Teaching Safer Sex; and Unequal Partners: Teaching about Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships.

Contact: Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Center for Sex Education, 196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, Telephone: (973) 387-5161 E-mail: info@sexedstore.com Web Site: http://www.sexedcenter.org $499 (full set); manuals also available individually.

Keywords: Curricula, Elementary education, Elementary schools, High schools, Middle schools, Sexual health, Sexuality education, Students, Teaching

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention. 2015. Dating Matters® Initiative. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides information about a comprehensive dating violence prevention initiative focused on adolescents ages 11 to 14 in high-risk, urban communities. Contents include a video that describes the initiative and information about funding for implementation in middle schools and neighborhoods. The website also provides information about online training and profiles of grantees in Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL: and Oakland, CA.

Contact: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, Telephone: (800) CDC-INFO Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (770) 488-4760 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Adolescents, Cities, Comprehensive programs, Financing, Health promotion, Injury prevention, Middle schools, National initiatives, Neighborhoods, Relationships, Training, Violence prevention

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. School health index: A self-assessment and planning guide—Middle/high school. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 v.

Annotation: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating a school health improvement plan. The guide is designed to help communities identify the strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs for promoting health and safety; develop an action plan for improving student health and safety; and involve teachers, parents, students, and other community members in improving school policies, programs, and services. Contents include instructions for site coordinators, eight self-assessment modules, and an action plan component. Topics include school health and safety policies and environment; health education; physical education and other physical activity programs; nutrition services; school health services; school counseling, psychological, and social services; health promotion for staff; and family and community involvement.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Community action, Community participation, Environmental health, Family school relations, Health promotion, High schools, Middle schools, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy development, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Safety, School age children, School counseling, School health, School health education, School health services, Social services, Students

Rhode Island Department of Health. 2014. Oral health concerns and dental care among Rhode Island middle and high school students, 2013. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 4 pp. (Rhode Island data brief)

Annotation: This form for school oral health programs includes information to share with parents about their child’s oral health screening. The form includes space for program staff to insert the child’s school, name, grade, and classroom and whether the child has no obvious oral health problems, problems that should be evaluated by a dentist, or needs for immediate care by a dentist. Space for notes as well as the screener’s name and screening date is included.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Health care utilization, Health status, High schools, Middle schools, Oral health, Rhode Island, School age children, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Students

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. Physical education profiles, 2012. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 147 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes physical activity and physical education policies and practices of secondary schools (middle schools, high schools) across 26 jurisdictions (18 states, 6 large urban school districts, 1 territory, and 1 tribe). Topics include requirements, curricula and standards, instruction, student assessment, school-based intramural sports programs or physical activity clubs, teacher qualifications, and professional development.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/NCCDPHP/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Curricula, High schools, Inservice training, Middle schools, Physical activity, Physical education, School age children, Sports, Standards, Students, Teachers

Teaching Tolerance. 2013. Bullied: A student, a school and a case that made history. [Montgomery, AL]: Teaching Tolerance, 5 pp.

Annotation: This website describes a documentary film geared toward middle school and high school students, administrators, teachers, and counselors that chronicles one student's ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers a message of hope for those fighting harassment. The film is intended to help create a safer school environment for all students, help students understand the toll bullying takes on victims, and encourage students to stand up for classmates who are being harassed. The film, which is 40 minutes in length, includes closed captioning and Spanish subtitles. Also included is a viewer's guide with lesson plans and activities that can be used in staff development. Additional related resources are available on the website.

Contact: Teaching Tolerance, c/o Southern Poverty Law Center , 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 956-8200 Fax: (334) 956-8488 E-mail: http://www.tolerance.org/contact-us Web Site: http://www.tolerance.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Consumer education materials, High schools, Homosexuality, Middle schools, Safety, Sexual harassment, Spanish language materials, Staff development, Tolerance

Futures Without Violence. 2013. Start strong: Building healthy teen relationships. San Francisco, CA: Futures Without Violence, 1 v.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information and resources for promoting healthy relationships among adolescents ages 11-14. Contents include evaluation findings on healthy relationship development and adolescent dating violence prevention efforts from 11 sites. Topics include elements of success including educating adolescents in and out of school, engaging influencers, social marketing, and policy change. Case studies, lessons learned, videos, and other resources are included.

Contact: Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718, Telephone: (415) 678-5500 Fax: (415) 529-2930 E-mail: info@futureswithoutviolence.org Contact E-mail: info@startstrongteens.org Web Site: http://futureswithoutviolence.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Middle schools, Model programs, Multimedia, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Relationships, Research, Teaching, Violence prevention

Basslet EJ, Chriqui JF, Stagg K, Schneider LM, Infusino K, Asada Y. 2013. Controlling junk food and the bottom line: Case studies of schools successfully implementing strong nutrition standards for competitive foods and beverages. Chicago, IL: Illinois Public Health Institute, 127 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights case studies from middle schools and high schools in eight diverse districts across the country that illustrate ideas and strategies to help district and school-level decisionmakers successfully implement stronger nutrition standards for competitive foods. The report presents findings from a study of policies and practices related primarily to food-service accounts.

Contact: Illinois Public Health Institute, 924 West Washington Boulevard, Suite 405, Mailbox 10, Chicago, IL 60607, Telephone: (312) 850-4744 Fax: (312) 850-4040 Web Site: http://iphionline.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Costs, High schools, Managed competition, Middle schools, Nutrition, Policy analysis, School age children, Snacks, Standards, Students

National Education Association Health Information Network. [2012]. Rx for understanding: Be smart about prescription drugs–Educator's resource guide. Washington, DC: National Education Association Health Information Network, 120 pp.

Annotation: This standards-based, cross-curricular teaching resource is geared for students in grades 5-8. Contents include five sequenced lessons for grades 5-6 and five sequenced lessons for grades 7-8. Each set of lessons acts as a mini-unit, focusing on the same five lesson themes: relating the issue of prescription drug safety to overall health, understanding proper use, understanding misuse, understanding abuse, and conducting an application-based culminating project. The guide includes background information, lesson plans, reproducible student activity sheets, parent information, and national academic standards alignment charts (including National Health Education Standards and Common Core State Standards).

Contact: National Education Association Healthy Futures, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Suite 216, Washington, DC 20036-3290, Telephone: (202) 822-7570 Fax: (202) 822-7775 E-mail: info@neahealthyfutures.org Web Site: http://www.neahhealthyfutures.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Injury prevention, Middle schools, Prescription drugs, Safety, School health education, Substance abuse prevention, Teaching

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2012. School bullying: Extent of legal protections for vulnerable groups needs to be more fully assessed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 58 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses what is known about the prevalence of school bullying and its effects on victims, approaches that selected states and local school districts are taking to combat school bullying, legal options that federal and selected state governments have in place when bullying leads to allegations of discrimination, and key federal agencies' coordination efforts to combat school bullying. Background, methodology, and findings are included.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bullying, Discrimination, Elementary schools, High schools, Junior high school, Legal issues, Legal processes, Middle schools, Prevention, Research, School age children, School districts, Schools, Service coordination, Statistical data

U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. 2009. Project ACHIEVE. Rockville, MD: U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 9 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes Project ACHIEVE, a school effectiveness program for preschool, elementary, and middle schools (students 3 to 14 years old) that is designed to help schools, communities, and families develop, strengthen, and solidify their youth's resilience, protective factors, and self-management skills. The program is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's model programs database. The fact sheet lists protective and risk factors addressed, target population, evaluation design and outcomes, benefits, how it works, implementation essentials, references and contact information. Links are provided to the program's training schedule and program fidelity.

Contact: U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Room 4-1057, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (240) 276-2420 E-mail: Web Site: http://beta.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/offices-centers/csap Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Community programs, Elementary schools, Kindergarten, Middle schools, Psychosocial development, School age children, School safety

U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. 2009. Teaching students to be peacemakers. Rockville, MD: U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 9 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the Teaching Students to be Peacemakers program for grades kindergarten through 9, which teaches conflict resolution procedures and skills to students, faculty, and staff members in schools. The program is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's model programs database. The fact sheet lists protective and risk factors addressed, target population, evaluation design and outcomes, how it works, references and contact information. Links are provided to the program's training schedule and program fidelity.

Contact: U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Room 4-1057, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (240) 276-2420 E-mail: Web Site: http://beta.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/offices-centers/csap Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Community programs, Conflict resolution, Elementary schools, Middle schools, Psychosocial development, School age children, School safety

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2009. Improving child nutrition policy: Insights from National USDA Study of School Food Environments. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 4 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief offers information about the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study, which provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the overall food environment in public elementary, middle, and high schools. The brief presents key findings of the survey in three categories: competitive foods, school meals, and policy recommendations.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent nutrition, Child nutrition, Elementary schools, High schools, Middle schools, Public policy, School food services

U.S. Center for Mental Health Services. 2009. Working together to help youth thrive in schools and communities. Washington, DC: U.S. Center for Mental Health Services, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet concerning the mental health needs of youth describes school and clinical outcomes for youth aged 14-18 who received services in community-based systems of care developed by The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families program. The fact sheet uses data from the national evaluation of the system of care program to describe how this service impacts youth academically, behaviorally, and emotionally from entry into the system of care to 12 months after they begin receiving services.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Depression, Education, Family centered services, Health care systems, High schools, Mental health, Middle schools, Suicide prevention, Youth services

Jaycox L, Langley A, Dean KL. 2009. Support for students exposed to trauma: The SSET program. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: This book presents a program designed for use by school personnel to support students exposed to trauma. It consists of a series of ten lessons providing skill building techniques geared toward changing maladaptive thoughts, promoting positive behaviors, and increasing levels of peer and parent support for affected students. It contains a group leader training manual that defines program concepts, provides information on selecting student participants, scheduling lessons, assuring confidentiality, coordinating with clinical backup, managing difficult situations and issues, and conducting group meetings. A lesson plans and worksheets and materials sections supplies preparation material and plans as well as homework assignments, worksheets, letters to parents, forms, and other program materials.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org $40.00, plus shipping and handling; download available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Curricula, Educational materials, Manuals, Mental health programs, Middle schools, Program descriptions, School age children, School linked programs, School personnel, Trauma, Violence

Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life. 2009. OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program. Clemson, SC: Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life,

Annotation: This Web site presents information about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a comprehensive, schoolwide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. Its goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among schoolchildren and to improve peer relations at school. The site provides information about elements of the program, program history, fact sheets about the program, evidence of effectiveness, training information, suggested program timeline, program materials, and costs.

Contact: Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, 158 Poole Agricultural Center, Clemson, SC 29634-0132, Telephone: (864) 656-6271 Fax: (864) 656-6281 E-mail: Lydia@clemson.edu Web Site: http://www.clemson.edu/ifnl Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Bullying, Child behavior, Costs, Elementary schools, Junior high schools, Middle schools, Peer groups, Prevention, Programs, Training

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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.