Tags: adolescent risk

    Talking with Teens About Risky Behaviors: Simple, Successful Strategies

    Save the date!  The University of Michigan Health System Adolescent Health Initiative is hosting the first state-wide conference on adolescent health in Michigan!  Come join us at this one-day event as we learn how to translate knowledge on working with adolescents into practice.  National and state speakers will share...

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    Adolescents and Alcohol

    Did you know that more teens take their first drink of alcohol in June and July than any other months?  With the summer months upon us, we find it important to take a close look into adolescent alcohol use and how to talk to teens about options for being...

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    Supporting Educational Access for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

    Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 329,000 young women ages 15 to 19 years in the United States were reported to have given birth in 2011?  Pregnancy and birth are significant contributors to high school dropout rates among girls. An...

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    RAAPS featured in “SAHM Matters”

    RAAPS was developed to overcome some of the most common barriers to adolescent risk screening in primary care: time, provider confidence in addressing multiple risk topics, lack of risk-reduction counseling tools — and teen engagement.  As a nurse practitioner working with teens, I understood the need to screen for risky...

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    A Closer Look at Fatherhood

    The new report from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics noted the teen birth rate declined 25 percent between 2007-2011—a record low. Teen birth rates fell at least 15 percent for all but two states during this most recent period of sustained decline.  There are many curriculums and programs...

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    Improve Practice, Share Stories!

    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. We would like to invite you to share your RAAPS success stories! Your stories will be shared...

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    Teen Pregnancy & Alcohol

    May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month & April was Alcohol Awareness Month.  To celebrate these months, we welcome our first guest blog post from St. Jude Retreats. ______________________________________________________________________ Teen pregnancy and alcohol often go hand in hand. When you drink alcohol you can often times lose your inhibitions, leading...

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    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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    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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