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Complimentary RAAPS Webinar: Protecting Sexually Active Teens Requires More Than a Trojan

Many teens are sexually active – and being sexually active is a well-established risk factor (particularly among younger adolescents).  But how do you know which sexually active youth are more – or most – at risk within your population? Please join us for a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, May...

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Making a Difference! The State of Michigan is using RAAPS to both identify and REDUCE Adolescent Risk

While risk statistics provide invaluable insight into population behavior – all of us are dedicated to making a difference one individual at a time. And School Based and Linked Health Centers (SBLHCs) in the State of Michigan are making that difference – and then some. Michigan SBLHCs were able...

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Teen Risks: What you don’t know (and what they aren’t telling you) can hurt them.

Data from over 39,000 risk assessments completed by adolescents from 2011 through 2013 reveal startling new trends in teen risk behaviors and surprising changes – both positive and negative. Please download the latest RAAPS infographic:  Teen Risks: For Better or Worse  and READ, SHARE, & ACT on this critical...

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TEEN RISKS: 4 BETTER OR WORSE? Webinar: Mar 6, 3pm ET

Data from over 39,000 risk assessments completed by adolescents from 2011 through 2013, reveals startling trends in teen risk behaviors with surprising changes – both positive and negative. For example, did you know one of the most positive changes in teen behaviors is taking place behind the wheel?  And...

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21,000 youth speak as one! Are you listening?

New 2013 data from RAAPS risk assessments of over 21,000 American youth – most from underserved areas – reveals startling  (and often hidden) risks that threaten the health and safety of our teens.  For example: 25% of surveyed adolescents struggle with anger management 1 in 5 were bullied or...

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We’re Feeling So VALIDATED…

You probably know that RAAPS has been validated as a screening tool to identify the behaviors that contribute most to illness and death in adolescents.  The effectiveness of the RAAPS survey in identifying depression was further validated in the November issue of Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. ...

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World Aids Day 2013

Adolescence brings an increase in sexual experimentation, which can have adverse consequences.  Research has shown that a large proportion of young people are not concerned about becoming infected with HIV.  This lack of awareness can translate into not taking measures that could protect their health. In celebration of World...

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New RAAPS Surveys: Ages 9-24!

RAAPS now covers older children through young adults! To further support the ongoing efforts of everyone working to improve the health of our youth, RAAPS is pleased to announce the addition of two new surveys. – Older Child Risk Assessment (for ages 9-11) – Young Adult Risk Assessment (for...

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

We’re glad for any opportunity to direct the spotlight on this often hidden issue. And we often hear from clinicians that the identification of bullying is one of the most appreciated features of RAAPS – as most adolescents who screen positive for bullying actually come in with a completely...

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Validate Your Center’s Effectiveness with Real Time Data

Looking to further validate your center’s effectiveness?  Need timely data for grant reporting or program needs? Consider transitioning to the online version of RAAPS. A key and useful feature of the online version of RAAPS is access to risk data. Prior to having an online system, clinicians would have...

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