124. Rural vs. Urban Differences in Climate Change Anxiety and the Role of CIVIC Engagement Among California Adolescents
In the past few decades, climate change has become an overwhelming crisis impacting all aspects of well-being for current and future generations. In turn, climate change anxiety is an emerging stressor among youth and adolescents. However, little is known on what factors may influence anxiety around climate change and whether these differ based on urbanicity or civic engagement. The goal of this study is to identify the factors associated with climate change anxiety among adolescents, assessing demographic, residential, and civic engagement. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Austin D. Le, Sara Warfield Kelly Source Type: research

125. Mapping Community Assets and Youth Mental Health: Insights From a Geospatial Analysis
Socioenvironmental factors in youths ’ neighborhoods and communities directly influence health. Existing measures of these determinants employ census-level indicators that often focus on areas of deficit, neglecting more granular community-level assets that may support adolescent well-being. Recognizing this gap, our goal was to appl y geographic information system (GIS) analyses to understand relationships between community-level assets and aspects of youths’ mental health. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Nicholas Szoko, Kristen Kurland, Alison J. Culyba Source Type: research

126. My Best Alaskan Life: A Youth-Designed Tool for Improving Mental And Sexual Health
With 46% of youth in Alaska reporting not having used a condom during last sexual intercourse and 15% not having used a pregnancy prevention method, unintended pregnancy and transmission of STIs will continue (AK YRBS, 2019). These sexual risk patterns, combined with Alaska leading the nation in chlamydia infection rates and second nation-wide for gonorrhea infections, are leading to poor preconception health as youth approach their reproductive years (CDC STI, 2017). Furthermore, Alaskan youth also cite high rates of hopelessness and suicidality (CDC, 2001-2017) and research shows that poor mental health among adolescents...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Lauren N. Lessard Source Type: research

127. Mental Health in the High School Sport Context: A Qualitative Interview Study of Athletes and Coaches
Mental health issues in adolescents have been increasing in the past 20 years, but particularly hit a crisis point during the pandemic. High school sport coaches work closely with adolescent athletes and are a potential resource to support adolescent mental health, but little is known about their experiences and comfort level managing mental health issues in adolescent athletes. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Sara P.D. Chrisman, Beth Bollinger, Melany Smart Source Type: research

128. Hazardous Alcohol Drinking and Attitude Among Youth With Mental Health Care Needs
Adolescents and youth health is often overlooked in Mongolian health system. These population group is unlikely to report mental health conditions due poor healthcare-seeking behavior. Currently there are no culturally validated screening tools for psychosocial issues of adolescents and youths, and healthcare providers fail to detect any risk-taking behavior at critical stage of life. This multifaceted gap leads to higher rates for fatal and severe health outcomes; suicide and substance abuse in youth. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Undram Mandakh, Jargaltulga Ulziijargal, Batchimeg Bayarsaikhan, Ryenchindorj Erkhembayar, Chimedsuren Ochir, Bolormaa Sukhbaatar, Battsetseg Batjargal Source Type: research

129. Facilitators and Barriers Influencing the Implementation of Peer Education Programme Under National Adolescent Health Strategy: Findings From I-Saathiya Study
Understand the facilitators and barriers influencing the implementation of Peer Education Programme under India ’s National Adolescent Health Strategy. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Monika Arora, Shalini Bassi, Deepika Bahl, Stefanie Dringus Source Type: research

130. Co-Creation of Context-Specific Digital Resources for Empowering Adolescents Health
i-Saathiya study, an implementation science research (2020-2023) was conducted to investigate how the existing Peer education resources contribute to the effective implementation of the Peer Education programme for improving adolescent health in India's National Adolescent Health Strategy (Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram-RKSK). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Shalini Bassi, Deepika Bahl, Monika Arora Source Type: research

131. Teen-Parent Dynamics in Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-Making: A Qualitative Study
Vaccination remains the best strategy to prevent COVID-19-associated morbidity, however, only 62% of adolescents 13-17 years old are vaccinated against COVID-19. There is a dearth in the literature on adolescent vaccine decision-making as most studies focus on parental factors. Yet, adolescents may be involved in making health related decisions and several states now permit adolescents to self-consent to vaccination. The purpose of this study is to examine joint and independent adolescent and parental vaccine attitudes needed for evidence-based vaccine promotion efforts. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Brianna Agnew, Marie-Claude Couture, Timothy Callaghan, Onyebuchi Arah, Annette Regan Source Type: research

132. Does the Minnesota Runaway Intervention Program for Sexually Victimized Adolescents Work as Theorized?
Runaway, sexually victimized adolescents require evidence-based interventions focused on reducing trauma symptoms, fostering healing, and promoting healthy development. The Minnesota Runaway Intervention Program (RIP), a nurse designed and health care focused intervention, aims to support sexually abused and exploited adolescents who have run away by reconnecting them to supportive relationships, resources, and environments. Theoretically informed by developmental traumatology, resilience theory, and positive youth development, this complex and individualized intervention proposes that enhancing participants ’ protective...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Melissa M. Moynihan, Vicky A. Bungay, Amery D. Wu, Sheila K. Marshall, Elizabeth M. Saewyc Source Type: research

133. Health Literacy in Foster Care Transition Planning: Perspectives of Adolescents and Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care and Stakeholders on Barriers to Care
This study aimed to understand gaps in health literacy, shortcomings in transition planning, and other barriers from both AYAFC and closely involved stakeholder perspectives, with the goal of identifying strategies to address these challenges. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Julia C. Durante, Robin T. Higashi, Anubha Sood, Parker Brady, Amy Six-Means, Kimberly Stone Source Type: research

134. Maisha-Youth!: Gender Equity and Empowerment to Prevent Violence Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Tanzania
Intimate partner violence (IPV) begins early with estimates suggesting 24% of ever-partnered adolescent girls and young women ages 15-19 years have experienced l IPV already in their lifetime. In rural areas of Tanzania, 33% of girls and young women ages 15-24 years report having experienced IPV in just the past 12 months, and 48% reported an experience at some point in their lifetime. IPV is associated with a range of health problems including increased risk for HIV acquisition, anxiety and depression, and mortality. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Lindsey Reif Source Type: research

135. Improving Contraception Counseling and Prescribing on Pediatric Hospital Medicine Service
The American Academy of Pediatrics, Center for Disease Control, and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine advocate for contraception counseling for adolescents There is also evidence that adolescents are interested in learning about contraception while hospitalized, however rates of counseling and prescribing remain low. Our SMART aim was to increase the percentage of female adolescents prescribed contraception for any indication on the pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) service by 10% over the course of 12 months. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Marissa Bass, Mariah Burch, Jaqueline Regan, Andrew Jergel, Holly Gooding, Gargi Mukherjee Source Type: research

136. #Protectyourself: Attitudes about Distributing Condoms in Pediatric Inpatient and Emergency Room Settings in Texas
This study aims to describe provider attitudes and comfort with distributing condoms to sexually active adolescents in inpatient and emergency room settings. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Najiba D. Keshwani, Diane Santa Maria, Constance Wiemann, Jenny Francis Source Type: research

137. The Role of Refusal Self-Efficacy as a Mediator in Predicting Association Between Dating Violence and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Adolescents: A Longitudinal Study
Adolescence is a critical stage for sexual development that coincides with the onset of dating relationships and the debut of sexual behavior, and teen dating violence (TDV) is prevalent in many of these relationships. While cross-sectional studies have shown that TDV victimization is linked to sexual risk behavior (SRB), the pathway between these variables is not well-understood. To address this knowledge gap, we explore the mediating role of self-efficacy to refuse sex in the longitudinal relationship between physical TDV victimization and subsequent SRB among adolescents. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Briana Edison, Shristi Bhochhibhoya, Elizabeth R. Baumler, Christine Markham, Melissa F. Peskin, Ross Shegog, Susan T. Emery, Robert C. Addy, Jeff R. Temple, Dennis Reidy Source Type: research

138. Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Preliminary Findings from a Pilot RCT
Adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) affects millions of adolescents annually and is associated with negative health outcomes. We leveraged community collaborative input for adaptation of existing evidence-based ARA interventions for the pediatric emergency department (PED) setting. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Lenore R. Jarvis, Elizabeth Miller, Gia Badolato, James Chamberlain, Monika Goyal Source Type: research