Research :: Families

NEW! Research on Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents and Young Adults

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network is pleased to announce the publication of a review article on clinical preventive services for adolescents and young adults in the Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH). This article is available FREE online (and will come out in the March issue of JAH), here:   http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(16)30401-3/fulltext   The article reviews […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Clinical Preventive Services | Families | Journal Articles | Young Adults

Parenting your (nearly) adult child

Dr. Elizabeth Ozer, AYAH-RN’s Principal Investigator, was interviewed in a recent article on how parenting practices need to evolve as teenagers get older and enter early adulthood.  Read the article here.

Developmental Science/Approach | Families | Young Adults

CDC Grand Rounds- Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness

Adolescence is a critical stage of development during which physical, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes occur. While adolescence is a relatively healthy period of life, adolescents begin to make lifestyle choices and establish behaviors that affect both their current and future health. During this transition from childhood to adulthood, serious health and safety issues such […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Clinical Preventive Services | Confidential Care | Families | Mortality | Quality Improvement | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations | Webinars/Presentations | Youth-Centered Care

Role of the Family in Promoting Adolescent Well-Being

This brief, released in November 2014, in partnership with Child Trends, provides an accessible summary of research  on adolescents’ families and family factors related to adolescent health and well-being. Topics addressed include family meals, family demographics and parents’ health-related  behaviors in areas such as exercise and smoking. This brief updates Child Trends 2006 brief on adolescents’  family environment The 2014 brief […]

Families | Reports | Risky Behavior

Profiles of Adolescents Who are Not in Good Health

Only a small proportion of American adolescents are described by a parent as being only in fair or poor health. However, a 2014 brief from Child Trends, presents national data showing that these youth differ from their reportedly healthier peers on several health, family, school and neighborhood characteristics. This brief provides a comprehensive portrait of […]

Data and Monitoring | Families | Reports | Social Determinants of Health | Socio-demographic disparities | State Data

How Youth are Faring in the Transition to Adulthood

Led by our partners at Child Trends, NAHIC developed two reports examining how youth are faring in the transition to adulthood, with respect to having problems related to heavy alcohol use, illicit drug use, criminal behavior, and financial hardship.

Depression | Families | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Socio-demographic disparities | Substance Use | Transitions & Trajectories | Young Adults

To Tweet, or Not to Tweet: Gender Differences and Potential Positive and Negative Health Outcomes of Adolescents’ Social Internet Use

This paper reviews recent peer-reviewed literature and national data on 1) adolescents use of online social media, 2) gender differences in online social media and 3) potential positive and negative health outcomes from adolescents’ online social media use.

Families | Journal Articles | Males | Overviews/Fact Sheets | Risky Behavior

The Family Environment & Adolescent Well-Being: Exposure to Positive & Negative Family Influences

In adolescence, the influence of friends and peers take on greater importance, but research demonstrates the continued significance of parents in shaping the behaviors and choices of teens as they face the challenges of growing up. This brief provides data on the influences of parents on their adolescents, addressing issues such as parental monitoring and […]

Families | Reports | Risky Behavior | Social Determinants of Health | Socio-demographic disparities

Towards Meeting the Needs of Adolescents

In this 2004 report, we reviewed the existing “state of the state” information on selected adolescent health programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in seven content areas (health and well-being, fitness, family and peer relationships, school environment, smoking, alcohol and violence).

Families | Risky Behavior | State & Community Programs | Substance Use

The Health of America’s Middle Childhood Population

This 2002 monograph describes the environment in which children live and presents diverse measures of wellbeing, as well as traditional measures of health.

Families | Immunizations | Mental/Behavioral Health | Middle Childhood | Mortality | Overweight | Risky Behavior