The Role of Social Networks on Depression and Anxiety Among a Sample of Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Emerging Adults
Mental health inequalities continue to persist among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. However, few studies have examined the association of social networks and depression and anxiety among urban emerging AI/AN adults. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Daniel L. Dickerson, Elizabeth J. D'Amico, David P. Kennedy, Ryan A. Brown, David J. Klein, Kathy Etz, Carrie L. Johnson, George Funmaker, Virginia Arvizu-Sanchez, Nipher Malika Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Self-Efficacy to Refuse Sex Mediates the Relationship Between Dating Violence Victimization and Sexual Risk Behavior
While cross-sectional studies have shown that teen dating violence (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 - December 11, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Briana Edison, Shristi Bhochhibhoya, Elizabeth R. Baumler, Christine M. Markham, Melissa F. Peskin, Ross Shegog, Susan T. Emery, Robert C. Addy, Jeff R. Temple, Dennis E. Reidy Tags: Original article Source Type: research

An Examination of Bidirectional Associations Between Alcohol Use and Internalizing Symptoms Among Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This study explores the bidirectional association between internalizing symptoms and alcohol use over three years of the COVID-19 pandemic to examine whether alcohol consumption is associated with higher internalizing symptoms in the next year and vice versa. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Mahmood R. Gohari, Karen A. Patte, James MacKillop, Alana Waloszek, Scott T. Leatherdale Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The Developmental Timing but Not Magnitude of Adolescent Risk-Taking Propensity Is Consistent Across Social, Environmental, and Psychological Factors
This study tested the generalizability of adolescent self-reported risk-taking propensity across a comprehensive set of participant-level social, environmental, and psychological factors. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Brenden Tervo-Clemmens, Zuena A. Karim, Sehyr Z. Khan, Orma Ravindranath, Leah H. Somerville, Randi M. Schuster, Jodi M. Gilman, A. Eden Evins Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Interventions Promoting Condom Use Among Youth: A Systematic Review
In many European and other high-income, Western countries, condom use has been decreasing among youth. A variety of promotional strategies to increase condom use exists. Our systematic review aimed to identify effective elements in interventions aimed at increasing condom use in youth. We searched databases (2010 –2021) for intervention studies promoting condom use among youth in Western, high-income countries. The primary outcome was condom use; the secondary outcome was sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Alcira de Vries, Chantal den Daas, Inge J.M. Willemstein, John B.F. de Wit, Janneke C.M. Heijne Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Empowerment Transformation Training Reduces Rape Among Girls and Young Women in South Sudan and the Kakuma Refugee Camp
Rape occurs at high rates in South Sudan and Kakuma refugee camps, a region characterized by armed conflict, gender inequity, and economic crisis. To date, we know little about how to prevent rape in this region of the world. As such, the purpose of this study was to examine outcomes of Empowerment Transformation Training (ETT) (an adapted empowerment self-defense program; empowerment self-defense) among female participants in South Sudan and the Kakuma refugee camp. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 10, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Lorey A. Wheeler, Katie M. Edwards, Benjamin Omondi, Beth Kaeke, Martin Ndirangu, Jake Sinclair, Nickson Langat Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Marijuana and E-cigarette Initiation Among Adolescents: A Survival Analysis
Prior literature suggests marijuana and e-cigarette initiation among adolescents is surpassing combustible cigarette uptake. Marijuana and nicotine co-use is also a concern as these products grow in popularity. Initiation trajectories for marijuana and e-cigarette products are not well understood, let  alone how the use of one product may impact initiation susceptibility for the other. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 10, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Allison A. Temourian, Deanna M. Halliday, Yueqi Yan, Alec M. Chan-Golston, Anna V. Song Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The Family Waiting Room
Ms. Julie Kim, Mr. Josh Kim, and Ms. Rebecca Shen are the models in the painting. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 10, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Albert Leng, Preetham Bachina Tags: Intersections Source Type: research

Leda and the Swan: The Patient Relationship With Tobacco Use
Ms. Julie Kim as the model in the painting. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 10, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Albert Leng Tags: Intersections Source Type: research

Disparities in Medical Assessment Practices for Adolescents at Risk for Eating Disorders
The United States Preventative Services Task Force found insufficient evidence to support universal screening for eating disorders (EDs) but did recommend assessing high-risk adolescents through laboratory tests, close follow-up, and referrals to other specialties. Yet, it is unclear whether youth at high risk for EDs receive such assessment and whether patient characteristics influence such practices. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Leslie Sim, Micaela A. Witte, Jocelyn Lebow, Allison LeMahieu, Jennifer Geske, Nathaniel Witte, Stephen Whiteside, Katie Loth, Cynthia Harbeck Weber Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Teenager Perspectives on COVID Alert, a Digital Exposure Notification App in Canada
COVID Alert is an exposure notification app deployed in Canada to help limit the spread of COVID-19. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Esli Osmanlliu, Jesseca Paquette, Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Duarte, Sylvain B édard, Marie-Pascale Pomey Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Global Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption Among School-Going Adolescents Aged 12 –15 Years
Adolescent alcohol consumption is detrimental to multiple facets of health. However, there is a scarcity of data available on time trends in adolescents' alcohol consumption particularly from non-Western countries and low- and middle-income countries. Thus, we examined the temporal trend of alcohol use in a large representative sample of school-going adolescents aged 12 –15 years from 22 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Lee Smith, Guillermo F. L ópez Sánchez, Damiano Pizzol, Hans Oh, Yvonne Barnett, Felipe Schuch, Laurie Butler, Daragh T. McDermott, Graham Ball, Asha Chandola-Saklani, Jae Il Shin, Ai Koyanagi Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Assessment of Consent Comprehension Among Kenyan Adolescents, Young Adults, and Parents: Comparison of Enhanced and Standard Consenting Procedures
Youth aged 15 –19 years and parents of minors aged 15–17 years in sub-Saharan Africa are under-represented in empirical consent research. Thus, knowledge is limited concerning the adequacy of consent procedures and need for strategies to improve consent comprehension among these groups. We assessed comprehens ion following standard consent procedures and evaluated an enhanced procedure among Kenyan youth and parents. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Winnie Kavulani Luseno, Bonita J. Iritani, Shane Hartman, Fredrick S. Odongo, Florence Anyango Otieno, Barrack Otieno Ongili, Stuart Rennie Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Young Men's Attitudes and Understanding of Menstruation
To identify sources of information, perceptions, and potential misinformation about menstruation among college-aged men in the United States. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Kaitlyn Zablock, Y. Frances Fei Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Well-Being Inequality Among Adolescents and Young Adults
This study aimed to examine patterns of well-being across developmental stages and patterns of inequality in well-being among young adults and adolescents. Well-being exists when adolescents and young adults thrive and can achieve their full potential. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Child Development Authors: Michael D. Smith, Dennis Wesselbaum Tags: Original article Source Type: research