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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Medical Associates Clinic in Iowa

The Medical Associates Clinic, P.C., is a multi-specialty medical practice delivering primary and specialty health care to residents of the tri-state area in Dubuque, Iowa.  Medical Associates has used the online Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) for several years to screen adolescents ages 12 – 18.  RAAPS...

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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Chemawa Indian Health Center

The Chemawa Indian Health Center operates on the campus of over a century-old Native American boarding school in Salem, OR.  It’s home to as many as 400 students, who represent about 70 tribes from across the country. The students are at risk because of their age and their culture....

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Putting RAAPS into Practice in Louisiana

Help us in welcoming Primary Care Providers for a Healthy Feliciana, Inc. (PCPFHF) to the RAAPS community! PCPFHF s a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that has served the residents of East Feliciana Parish since 1999, and West Baton Rouge Parish since 2008, providing quality, affordable health care regardless of...

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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Mental Health & School Setting

Shamara, age 14, is referred by a teacher for appearing unusually sad and inattentive in class. She arrives with her pass from class and is greeted by the secretary. She is set up at a small desk with a computer and the RAAPS survey up on the screen. The...

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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Primary Care Setting

The next series of posts will feature ways that providers across the country use RAAPS. “Sam,” age 17, presents for an annual asthma checkup. He arrives with his mother and greets the receptionist, who invites him to wait in the teen area of the waiting room. As he browses...

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Research Behind the RAAPS Questions (Question #21)

Do you have at least one adult family member or other adult that you can talk to about anything? A key to successful adjustment in adolescence is to have supportive relationships that protect adolescents from the effects of stressors.  Social support from parents plays a protective role for adolescents,...

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Research Behind the RAAPS Questions (Question #20)

Have you ever seriously thought about killing yourself, tried to kill yourself, or have you purposely cut, burned or otherwise hurt yourself? Suicide among young people continues to be a serious problem. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among U.S. youth and accounts for 7% of all...

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Research Behind the RAAPS Questions (Question #19)

Do you have any serious issues or worries at home or at school? The period of adolescence is often filled with increased stress over school, friends, or family.  As youth struggle to cope with social, emotional, and physiological stressors they may easily become overwhelmed. If this happens, inadequately managed...

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Research Behind the RAAPS Questions (Question #18)

During the past month, did you often feel very sad or down as though you had nothing to look forward to? Research has indicated that the decline in mental health and increase in behavioral problems during adolescence are occurring partly because youth experience massive life changes during the period...

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Research Behind the RAAPS Questions (Question #17)

Do you have questions about abstinence (saying no to sex), condoms, birth control, HIV/AIDS, or sexually transmitted infections (STI)? The increase in sexual experimentation that often occurs during adolescent years can have adverse consequences, such as sexually transmitted infections. Did you know? –  In 2006, an estimated 5,259 young...

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