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National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. 2015, 2013. Tips to help faith leaders and their communities address teen pregnancy. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 20 pp.

Annotation: This publication is designed to help religious and secular leaders engage adolescents in conversations about sex and adolescent pregnancy within the context of their religious beliefs. Contents include nine tips to help faith leaders and their communities address adolescent pregnancy. The publication is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Communication, Prevention, Religious beliefs, Sexual behavior, Spanish language materials, Spirituality

Land KC. 2007. 2007 report: The Foundation for Child Development Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI), 1975-2005, with projections for 2006. New York, NY: Foundation for Child Development, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is the latest in a series of annual comprehensive measures of how children are faring in the United States, is an updated measure of trends over the 31-year period 1975-2005, with projections for 2006. The report focuses on the following seven domains: family, health, safety and behavioral concerns, educational attainment, community connectedness, social relationships, and emotional and spiritual well-being. Trends by race and ethnicity are discussed, and a conclusion is included. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report includes three appendices: (1) methods of construction and indicator list, (2) data sources, and (3) child and youth well-being index values.

Contact: Foundation for Child Development, 295 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (212) 867-5777 Fax: (212) 867-5844 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Behavior problems, Child development, Child health, Communities, Educational attainment, Ethnic factors, Family, Racial factors, Relationships, Safety, Spirituality, Statistical data, Trends

Palmer JP. 2004. A hidden wholeness: The journey toward an undivided life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 208 pp.

Annotation: This volume discusses four themes: the shape of an integral life, the meaning of community, teaching and learning for transformation, and nonviolent social change. It includes bibliographical references and and index.

Contact: Jossey-Bass Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7879-7100-6.

Keywords: Communication, Communities, Social change, Spirituality

Borysenko J. 1998. A woman's book of life: The biology, psychology, and spirituality of the feminine life cycle. New York, NY: Riverhead Books, 304 pp.

Annotation: This book traces a woman's life from infancy through middle age and beyond. The book is organized into 13 cycles of seven years each. The author uses both scientific data and anecdotal accounts in the examination of the life-cycle of a woman and the issues that pertain to each stage of life, emphasizing the bio-psycho-spiritual feedback loop that unfolds throughout a woman's life span. An appendix includes relaxation exercises, some guided meditations, a list of resources, and chapter notes.

Keywords: Holistic health, Life cycle, Spirituality, Women's health

Parsley BM. 1992. The choice is yours: A teenager's guide to self-discovery, relationships, values, and spiritual growth. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 141 pp.

Annotation: This book about personal growth is written for adolescents. Chapters focus on self-esteem, friendship, dating, self-discipline, relationships with parents, and spirituality. A list of recommended readings is included as an appendix.

Contact: Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas , New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (212) 698-7000 Contact Phone: (212) 698-7230 Web Site: $9.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-671-75046-1.

Keywords: Adolescents, Communication, Dating, Emotional development, Mental health, Problem solving, Psychosocial development, Self esteem, Social responsibility, Spirituality


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.