Tags: Adolescent heath

    Our Cause – Our Challenge!

    If you believe in the value of pediatric vaccinations – give us just two more minutes of your time: As you may have guessed, we are passionate about reducing health risk behaviors in adolescents here at RAAPS.  But before you can reduce risk – you must first identify it. ...

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    Celebrating the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

    Today we are celebrating the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.  Our goal is to focus on teens and the importance of avoiding too-early pregnancy and parenthood through sharing a variety of resources and data. What does the data tell us?  Our teen pregnancy rate has declined by over...

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    Expanding #RAAPS on Social Media Platforms

    RAAPS is expanding our social media platforms.  We hope to engage you in highly interactive conversations while sharing the latest resources on adolescent risk behaviors. RAAPS has a You Tube Channel!  Check out our new YouTube channel, where we have posted our first two videos showcasing how RAAPS is...

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    April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

    April is Alcohol Awareness Month! The beginning of Spring often marks an important part of life for teens across America – proms, graduations and parties are being planned.  The pressure to drink alcohol is at its highest during the adolescent years. According to the CDC, more young people in...

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    April is STD Awareness Month!

    April is STD Awareness Month!  The increase in sexual experimentation that often occurs during adolescent years can have adverse consequences, such as sexually transmitted infections.  CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 make up just over one-quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million...

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    New Guidelines to Help Address Risk Behaviors in Adolescents

    Did you know that according to the CDC nearly three out of every four teens that were seriously injured or killed, high risk behaviors were the primary cause?  So, it begs the question, how can we effectively screen for physical, emotional and social health risk factors to prevent those...

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    FAQ: What are Professionals Saying about RAAPS?

    We have the good fortune of working side-by-side with some of the most incredible professionals working with adolescents in a variety of settings, such as middle and high schools, hospitals, health clinics, school-based health centers, juvenile centers, university dorms, and state and national youth serving organizations. Check out the...

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    FAQ: In What Format is the RAAPS Survey Available?

    RAAPS is available in paper as well as a web application. If you are interested in obtaining the paper version of RAAPS, you must complete contact information and agree to the copyright disclaimer. You may NOT place the RAAPS into an electronic system nor distribute the RAAPS to other...

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    FAQ: How Can I Use Data Generated from my Clinic’s Reports to Improve the Care Provided to our Adolescent Population?

    Using a survey to track behaviors and risk reduction can assist professionals in monitoring risk and behavior change over time, similar to the monitoring of weight or blood pressure. Early risk identification can assist in tailoring specific preventive education counseling and intervention programs that are geared to meet the...

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    FAQ: What Reports Can I Generate? (part 2)

    This is the second of a two-week blog post on RAAPS reporting capabilities.  Let’s take a further look into the second set of reporting functions on adolescent risk behaviors.  Responses Report ~ Choose timeframe (start and end dates) and a demographic data element from the drop down box: age,...

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