Tags: adolescent risk

    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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    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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    Adolescents & Extreme Binge Drinking

    The pressure to drink alcohol is at its highest during the adolescent years. A new study in JAMA Pediatrics, a Journal of the American Medical Association Network Publication has emerged this week demonstrating one in 10 high school seniors have engaged in extreme binge drinking (10 or more drinks...

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    From Data to Action

    How RAAPS Data is Transforming Care for Underserved Adolescents RAAPS technology allows care providers to track improvements in an individual over time or to identify risk trends in their population.  Here is just one example of RAAPS data the State of Michigan used to identify unique  gaps-in-care by payor...

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    Gearing Up for a New School Year!

    While teens are still soaking up the last few days of summer break, parents and guardians are gearing up for a safe and successful beginning of school year.  A new school year brings a rush to your local doctor’s office or school-based health center.  As you are prepping for...

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    Blog Series: Success With RAAPS

    We all know that the best way to improve practice and inspire each other in our work is through sharing stories of tackling tough topics, identifying hidden risks, and making a difference.  Take a moment to learn from one of your peers… Read our latest RAAPS success story: An...

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    Your Back-to-School Checklist: 5 Fast Facts

    We hope you are still enjoying barbeques, the beach, and basking in the sun.  But, it is almost “that” time again…back-to-school! The beginning of the school year – with the rush of sports physicals and last minute vaccinations – is the perfect time to implement RAAPS and effectively screen...

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