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Calanan R, Juhl A, Mauritson K. 2012. The Basic Screening Survey: Children's oral health screening in Colorado, 2011–2012. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Unit, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses a statewide oral health screening survey of students in kindergarten and third grade enrolled in Colorado's public elementary schools in 2011–2012. In addition to presenting key findings, the report discusses screening methods and provides detailed results. Results include information about burden among students in third grade, burden by age, burden by school socioeconomic status, burden by race and ethnicity, burden by sex, trends in results of oral health screening; and Healthy People 2020 objectives. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Unit, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: State surveys, Age factors, Child health, Colorado, Ethnic factors, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Race factors, Research, School age children, Sex factors, Socioeconomic factors, Surveys, Trends

Kirby D, Coyle K, Alton F, Rolleri L, Robin L. 2011. Reducing adolescent sexual risk: A theoretical guide for developing and adapting curriculum-based programs. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates, 149 pp.

Annotation: This book is designed to help reproductive health professionals, educators, and others design, adapt, and select curricula that focus on risk and protective factors related to sexual risk behavior while using instructional principles most likely to improve health outcomes. The book is structured around risk and protective factors most likely to be changed by a curriculum­based program. Each chapter focuses on a different risk or protective factor, summarizing the available evidence showing how the factor affects sexual behavior and discussing relevant behavior change theory and instructional principles for improving the factor. The book describes how to create logic models and learning objectives, how to increase knowledge. improve perceptions of risk, address attitudes, values, and beliefs, and increase parent-child communication about sex. The examples in this book come from activities used primarily with middle or high school­aged youth.

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: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent sexuality, Curricula, Curriculum development, Prevention, Risk factors, Sexual behavior, Sexual health, Sexuality education

Movement Advancement Project, Family Equality Council Center for American Progress with COLAGE, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, National Association of Social Workers. 2011. All children matter: How legal and social inequalities hurt LGBT families. Denver, CO: Movement Advancement Project; Boston, MA: Family Equality Council; Washington, DC: Center for American Progress, 125 pp.

Annotation: This report examines how current laws, practices, and social stigma hurt children with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) parents and work against achieving the goals of securing stable, loving homes for all children and ensuring economic security, heath, and well-being for all children. The authors assess key challenges that stand in the way of achieving these goals and offer recommendations for eliminating or reducing inequities and improving the lives of children with LGBT parents.

Contact: Family Equality Council, P.O. Box 206, Boston, MA 02133, Telephone: (617) 502-8700 Fax: (617) 502-8701 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child health, Children, Economic factors, Families, Homosexuality, Parents, Sex factors, Social discrimination, Social factors, Sociocultural factors

Gonzales MT. 2011. Cost recovery and cost reduction strategies for providing reproductive health services in school-based health centers. [Denver, CO]: Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, 9 pp.

Annotation: This paper examines cost-recovery and cost-reduction strategies and provides recommendations to increase the availability of reproductive health services (sexuality education, behavioral risk assessment, counseling, pregnancy testing, contraception or referral for contraception, and the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infection) in Colorado school-based health centers.

Contact: Colorado Association of School-Based Health Centers, 1801 Wiliams Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80218, Telephone: (303) 399-6380 Fax: (303) 350-4296 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Colorado, Contraception, Costs, Counseling, Diagnosis, Pregnancy tests, Referrals, Reproductive health, Risk factors, School health services, Sexuality education, Sexually transmitted diseases, State programs, Treatment

Kosciw JG. 2010. The 2009 national school climate survey: The school-related experiences of our nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. New York, NY: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, 139 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the National School Climate Survey conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. The survey asked lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth about biased language in their schools; feelings of comfort and safety in school; and experiences of verbal, physical, and sexual harassment based on sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, race/ethnicity, disability, and religion. The report, which includes an executive summary, also contains a description of the study's methodology, results, and a conclusion. Extensive statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report.

Contact: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, 90 Broad Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10004, Telephone: (212) 727-0135 Fax: (212) 727-0254 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Ethnic factors, Gender discrimination, Homosexuality, Language, Racial factors, Religion, Safety, Schools, Sexual harassment, Surveys

Minino AM. 2010. Mortality among teenagers aged 12-19 years: United States, 1999-2006. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 7 pp. (NCHS data brief, no. 37)

Annotation: This data brief presents information about deaths to adolescents (ages 12-19) in the United States from 1999 to 2006. The brief discusses the risk of dying for this population, leading causes of death, and the cause of death accounting for high death rates among non-Hispanic black male adolescents.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent death, Adolescent males, Adolescent mortality, Blacks, High risk adolescents, Hispanics, Prevention, Racial factors, Sex factors

Population Reference Bureau. 2010. Gender-based violence: Impediment to reproductive health. [Washington, DC]: Population Reference Bureau, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents background information on gender-based violence and explains how it is a prime barrier to reproductive health for women. The brief discusses the magnitude of the problem and outlines the reproductive health consequences of gender-based violence, including unintended pregnancy, immediate risks to the mother and unborn child, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and chronic depression. Estimates on the monetary costs of gender-based violence to society are also provided.

Contact: Population Reference Bureau, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 520, Washington, DC 20009, Telephone: (800) 877-9881 Fax: (202) 328-3937 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Reproductive health, Risk factors, Sex characteristics, Violence, Women's health

McGroder SM, Rue L. 2010. A guide to measures targeting the delay of sexual initiation and/or the prevention of risky sexual behaviors. [Falls Church, VA]: Lewin Group, 94 pp.

Annotation: This report provides options for measuring key risk and protective factors, both proximal and contextual, and outcomes expected from a range of programs targeting adolescent sexual behavior to help evaluators determine which measures best meet their needs. The report addresses the importance of having a program logic model that specifies program goals pertaining to adolescent sexual behavior and presents a sample logic model. The report includes chapters on risk and protective factors, sexual behaviors, and sexual outcomes. Readers can identify the risk and protective factors that their programs target, go to the corresponding chapters, and review and use the measures listed.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent sexuality, Manuals, Measures, Outcome evaluation, Programs, Protective factors, Risk factors

Wood SF, Dor A, Gee RE, Harms A, Maurey DR, Rosenabum S, Tan E. 2009. Women's health and health care reform: The economic burden of disease in women. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and Jacob's Institute of Women's Health, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies the prevalence, major health disparities, costs of care, and available preventive health care services in health care settings for women. The report outlines the economic underpinnings of disease and chronic conditions and the economic costs to the health care system and to the U.S. economy of chronic illness in women. The report presents the study methods and findings on chronic diseases and conditions as well as health behaviors and risks.

Contact: Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, 2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 994-4184 Fax: (202) 994-4040 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Diabetes, HIV infection, Health behavior, Health care costs, Health services delivery, Mental health, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Prevention, Risk factors, Sexually transmitted diseases, Smoking, Women's health

Olsho L, Cohen J, Walker DK, Johnson A, Locke G. 2009. National survey of adolescents and their parents: Attitudes and opinions about sex and abstinence—Final report. Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates, 195 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the methodology and findings from a study conducted to examine current attitudes of parents and adolescents about sex and abstinence. The study was guided by the following research questions: (1) What are adolescent and parent attitudes concerning sex and abstinence? (2) How are attitudes of parents and their adolescents similar to or different from each other? (3) Adjusting for all other variables, what factors are independently associated with adolescents' attitudes toward sex and abstinence? The report also provides background and a brief review of existing literature and discusses implications of the findings.

Contact: U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families , , 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor , Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent sexuality, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, Parents, Racial factors, Research

National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Network for Youth, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights. 2009. National recommended best practices for serving LGBT homeless youth. Washington, DC: National Alliance to End Homelessness, 16 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents recommendations for employees, administrators and supervisors, and youth workers in agencies and nonprofit organizations to increase their competency in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents and young adults. Recommendations for improving practices, organizational culture, and residential services are included.

Contact: National Alliance to End Homelessness, 1518 K Street, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 638-1526 Fax: (202) 638-4664 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Competence, Homeless persons, Homosexuality, Organizational change, Program improvement, Residential programs, Sex roles, Sociocultural factors, Young adults

Ryan C. 2009. Supportive families, healthy children: Helping families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco State University, Family Acceptance Project, 17 pp.

Annotation: This booklet provides information on ways that families can support children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and decrease their risk for serious health and mental health problems in adulthood. Topics include how family rejection affects children's health and mental health and how family acceptance protects against risk behaviors. Information on how families can advocate for their children and connect them to resources is also included. The booklet is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. A faith-based (Mormon) version is also available.

Contact: San Francisco State University, Family Acceptance Project, 3400 16th Street, #301, San Francisco, CA 94103, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Asian language materials, Child development, Children, Families, Family support services, Homosexuality, Mental health, Primary prevention, Risk factors, Sex roles, Spanish language materials

Allen M, Svetaz MV, Hardeman R, Resnick MD. 2008. What research tells us about Latino parenting practices and their relationship to youth sexual behavior. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 20 pp.

Annotation: This paper synthesizes research addressing questions of how Latino parents' values, parenting practices, and potential experiences of discrimination, poverty, and barriers to accessing resources help shape Latino adolescent sexual behavior. The paper begins by describing the what is known about parenting practices as they relate to adolescent sexual behaviors. Next, the paper focuses on the strengths and challenges of immigrant parents in developing bicultural parenting practices.The paper then presents interventions that have demonstrated improvement in adolescent behavioral outcomes through enhancement of parenting practices. Finally, the paper presents the research, programmatic, and policy implications of the results. Also included are a list of tips for providers who work with Latino families and one appendix: a script for discussion of confidential medical care. The paper includes references and an executive summary, as well.

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: Access to care, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent sexuality, Cultural factors, Discrimination, Families, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Intervention, Moral values, Parenting, Parents, Poverty, Public policy, Research

Borse NN, Gilchrist J, Dellinger AM, Rudd RA, Ballesteros MF, Sleet DA. 2008. CDC childhood injury report: Patterns of unintentional injuries among 0-19 year olds in the United States, 2000-2006. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 115 pp.

Annotation: This report uses data from the National Vital Statistics System and the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System -- All Injury Program to provide an overview of unintentional childhood and adolescent injuries related to drowning, falls, fires or burns, transportation-related injuries, poisonings, and suffocation, among others, during the period 2000-2006. Results are presented by age group and sex. The geographic distribution of injury death by state is presented, as well.

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: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent death, Adolescents, Age factors, Burns, Child death, Children, Drowning, Injury surveillance systems, Motor vehicle injuries, Poisoning, Racial factors, Sex factors, Suffocation, Unintentional injuries

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2008. The healthy woman: A complete guide for all ages. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 518 pp.

Annotation: This book for consumers discusses risk factors for major diseases that affect women. Some of the topics include heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disease, blood disorders, and sexually transmitted infections. The book also explains (1) what happens to the body with various diseases, (2) tips for handling many diseases and health conditions, (3) how to stay healthy during key phases of a woman's life, such as pregnancy and menopause, (4) how to communicate with health professionals, (5) the screening tests and immunizations that women need, and (6) where to find additional reliable health information.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-16-077183-5.

Keywords: Autoimmune diseases, Cancer, Stroke, Communication, Consumer education materials, Diabetes mellitus, Heart diseases, Immunization, Menopause, Pregnancy, Prevention, Risk factors, Screening, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2008. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children and adolescents3rd ed.). Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 616 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines provide background information and recommendations for promoting the healthy development of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21, as well as standards for health supervision visits. Topics include lifelong health for families and communities, family support, health for children and adolescents with special health care needs, development, mental health, weight, nutrition, physical activity, oral health, use of social media, and safety and injury prevention. A companion pocket guide is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Weight management

Child Trends DataBank. [2007]. Life expectancy. [Washington, DC]: Child Trends DataBank, 9 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes trends in life expectancy for newborns over their lifetime. Topics include the importance of tracking such data, trends in childhood mortality and lifetime expectancy, differences by gender and race, sources for international estimates, and national goals, Information is provided on definitions used in the fact sheet, data sources, reference notes; statistical data are represented in three figures and two tables.

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: Goals, Life expectancy, Longevity, Mortality, Racial factors, Sex characteristics, Statistical data

Kirby D. 2007. Emerging answers 2007: Research findings on programs to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 199 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes research results on sexual risk behavior and its consequences. It identifies the particular types of adolescent sexual risk-taking behavior that affect pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It provides an overview of factors that influence sexual risk-taking and describes the programs and approaches that have reduced teen sexual risk-taking and pregnancy or STD. The closing chapters provide conclusions and advice on applying research results in communities. References are provided at the end of each chapter. Extensive tables throughout the report present research findings and program comparisons.

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: $10.00, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 1-58671-070-2.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Community programs, Contraception, HIV, Pregnant adolescents, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Risk factors, Sexual behavior, Sexually transmitted diseases

Fox HB, McManus MA. 2007. Making the case for addressing adolescent health care. Washington, DC: Incenter Strategies, 5 pp. (Fact sheet; no. 3)

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses the importance of providing adolescents with needed primary and behavioral health services. The fact sheet provides background on adolescent health and some of the health problems that adolescents face, including high-risk behaviors, insufficient physical activity, and poor nutritional habits, among others. Also discussed are adolescents' unmet health care needs, lack of health insurance among adolescents from low-income and minority groups, and the need to endorse the positive youth development philosphy as the essential framework for adolescent health policies and programs.

Contact: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3557 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Health care delivery, Health insurance, High risk adolescents, Low income groups, Low income groups, Nutrition, Physical activity, Public policy, Racial factors

American Psychological Association, Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. 2007. Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report examines and summarizes psychological theory, research, and clinical experience addressing the sexualization of girls. The report defines sexualization and addresses how the prevalence and effects of sexualization may vary among girls from different ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and family backgrounds, as well as among girls of different sexual orientations. The authors discuss (1) examples of sexualization in society and in cultural institutions, as well as interpersonally and intrapsychically; (2) evidence suggesting that sexualization has negative consequences for girls and for the rest of society; and (3) positive alternatives that may help counteract the influence of sexualization. Recommendations for research, practice, education, training, policy, and public awareness are presented. The report concludes with a list of references and media-literacy resources.

Contact: American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4242, Telephone: (202) 336-5500 Secondary Telephone: (800) 374-2721 Fax: (202) 336-6069 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Ethnic factors, Female children, Income factors, Mass media, Sexual identity, Sexuality

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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.