17. The Intensity and Ordering of Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence Within Adolescent Romantic Relationships
While surveillance studies show that intimate partner violence (IPV) is highly prevalent among adolescents and young adults (AYA) in the United States, we do not clearly understand the frequency or patterns of IPV within AYA relationships. Experiencing IPV increases the risk of short- and long-term adverse mental, behavioral, and physical health outcomes. An improved understanding of how frequently episodes of physical and emotional violence occur, whether physical and emotional violence co-occur, or one generally precedes the other is necessary to enhance AYA IPV prevention interventions as well as support to survivors. (...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Pamela A. Matson, Jamie Perin, Annika Hoff, Sarah Flessa, Shang-en Chung, Steven Huettner, Maria Trent, Megan Bair-Merritt Source Type: research

18. Recommendations for Promoting the Gender Affirmation of Black and Latine Gender Expansive Youth
This study aimed to explore supports recommended by Black and Latine gender expansive youth (BLGEY) and Black and Latine Gender Expansive young adults (BLGEYA) to promote the gender affirmation of BLGEY in different socioecological domains. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Stanley R. Vance Tags: Poster Symposia: Health Equity and Disparity Source Type: research

19. Telehealth Versus In-Person Instruction for Adolescents and Young Adults Initiating Gender-Affirming Testosterone Therapy
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the US healthcare system made significant shifts towards providing telehealth services. For the approximately 700,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA) aged 13-25 in the U.S. who identify as transgender and often face considerable barriers to receiving healthcare, opportunities arose to offer gender-affirming care via telehealth. One aspect of care that was often delivered in-person was testosterone injection teaching, and our center trained nurses to deliver injection teaching via a single video visit. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Kira J. Nightingale, Scott K. Jelinek, Caleb Jones, Linda M. Bevington, Kaja Darien, Alexander Ding, Andi Fu, Linda S. Kocent, Miriam Langer, Kevin Su, Nadia Dowshen Source Type: research

20. Racism and the Mental Health of Asian Canadian Adolescents: A Secondary Analysis of the British Columbia Adolescent Health Surveys
To identify the prevalence of and trends in racial discrimination among Asian Canadian adolescents and examine the associations between racial discrimination and mental health outcomes among this group using population-based survey data. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Carla T. Hilario, Mauricio Coronel-Villalobos, Ace Chan, Monica Rana, Elizabeth M. Saewyc Source Type: research

21. A National Survey of School Nurses on LGBTQ School Climate
This study sought to describe SN perceptions of LGBTQ school climate and their participation in supportive activities, as well as factors that may be associated with more positive school climates. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: April J. Ancheta, Catherine C. McDonald, Dalmacio Dennis Flores, Kaja Darien, Nadia L. Dowshen Source Type: research

22. Adolescent and Young Adult Worry About School Gun Violence and Mental Health - Data from a Nationally Representative Study
We used nationally representative data to describe the impact of worrying about school gun violence (SGV) on the mental health of adolescents and young adults (AYA). Prior research links mental health outcomes to family closeness (FC) and social media activity (SMA). We explore these factors as potential modifiers to understand SGV's impact on AYAs. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Danielle R. Kirkland, Jane Fu, Debby Herbenick, Devon J. Hensel Source Type: research

23. Experiences, Benefits, and Challenges of Participants in Youth-Engaged Research Regarding Youth Homelessness
Youth experiencing homelessness (YEH) suffer extensive health inequities and are subject to social exclusion. Best practices dictate not only that their voice be included in research, but that they should be included as partners. However, their experience of being included and the impact of their inclusion on other youth team members has received scant attention. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Lucy Shang, Vivian Bui, Coco Auerswald Source Type: research

24. A Qualitative Analysis of Young People ’s Experiences With Self-Managed Abortion
With increasing restrictions on abortion care, more people are seeking ways to end a pregnancy outside the formal health care system, also known as self-managed abortion (SMA). Prior research suggests that young people may be more likely to attempt SMA given concerns about privacy and confidentiality as well as limited experience with or mistrust of the healthcare system. In the present study, we conduct in-depth interviews with people who report having attempted to self-manage an abortion in their youth to better understand their experiences. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Lauren Ralph, M. Antonia Biggs, Katherine Ehrenreich Source Type: research

25. Novel, Non-Pharmacological Intervention to Preserve Skeletal Health in Ambulatory Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa
Malnourished adolescents and young adults (AYA) with anorexia nervosa (AN) are at high risk for skeletal deficits. Low-magnitude mechanical signals (LMMS) stimulation may represent a non-pharmacologic intervention capable of providing a weight-bearing stimulus without requiring exertion. We sought to determine whether LMMS could preserve skeletal health over 6 months in AYA with AN. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Amy D. DiVasta, Catherine Stamoulis, Clinton T. Rubin, Jenny Sadler Gallagher, Douglas P. Kiel, Brian D. Snyder, Catherine M. Gordon Tags: Poster Symposia: Optimizing Adolescent Health Source Type: research

26. Youth-Driven Systems Alignment Strategies to Optimize Health Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Nearly 4.2 million youth experience homelessness annually in the U.S. Among them, LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color are over-represented. Youth experiencing homelessness (YEH) represent a diverse population with significant adverse health risks, often in the context of trauma and oppression. The systems and sectors that serve YEH, including healthcare, public health, and housing, are often siloed, amplifying existing inequities and barriers to necessary services. The purpose of our community-engaged, multi-sector study was to identify the health needs and local gaps in healthcare for YEH, and, in partnership with a multi-sec...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Janna R. Gewirtz OBrien, Annie Lemieux, Emma McGrew, Zeinab Mohamud, Meghan Ford Source Type: research

27. Parental Support in Adolescence: A Potential Moderator of the Relationship Between Experienced Racial Discrimination and Mental Health Outcomes in Adulthood
Racial discrimination in adolescence has significant negative impacts on mental health outcomes. Supportive family environments positively impact adolescent health, and our purpose was to evaluate parental support in adolescence as a potential moderator of the relationship between racial discrimination and mental health in adulthood. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Natalie Guerrero, Fangqian Ouyang, Patrick Monahan, Tamika Zapolski, Steven A. Brown, Rachel Katzenellenbogen, Matthew Aalsma Source Type: research

28. From Individual Motivation to Initiation: A Longitudinal Cohort Study Assessing the Associations Between Behavioral Motivation Traits and Risk of Substance Use Initiation Among us Adolescents
Adolescence is a developmental period characterized by substantial neurodevelopmental changes within brain reward learning and motivational systems, which leads to adolescents ’ increased likelihood to pursue risk-taking, novelty, and sensation seeking behaviors. Previous imaging studies have shown a link between these neurobiological changes and adolescents’ substance use behavior. However, no epidemiologic studies have explored the associations between behavioral mo tivation traits and substance use initiation among adolescents. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Iris Yuefan Shao, Abubakr A.A. Al-Shoaibi, Alexander Testa, Kyle T. Ganson, Orsolya Kiss, Fiona C. Baker, Jason M. Nagata Source Type: research

29. Optimizing the Electronic Medical Record to Facilitate the Delivery of Early Substance Use Intervention and Treatment Services for Youth
Substance use usually begins during adolescence, making prevention and early intervention programs that target this age group the logical way to reduce costs and gain healthy, productive years of life. This project aims to enhance the awareness and delivery of evidence-based screening within a large primary care network with the development of a clinical decision support tool embedded within the electronic medical record. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Daniela I. Brissett, Gakeria Kirton, Jordan Richardson, Rachel Linstead, Krishna White Source Type: research

30. Intrauterine Device Experiences in Gender Diverse Adolescents and Young Adults: A Multisite Study
We describe demographic characteristics, procedural outcomes, and continuation rates of these two groups of AYA seeking IUDs, and compare this experience to their cisgender peers. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Liz Abernathey, Morgan E. Ryan, Sarah Pitts, Amy DiVasta, Kym Ahrens, Sofya Maslyanskaya, Carly Milliren, Michelle Escovedo, Sarah Golub Source Type: research

31. Increasing Vaccination Intentions Among Young Women
In this study, we sought to identify health messaging videos that would be effective in increasing HPV vaccination intentions among currently-unvaccinated 18 to 26 year old African American women. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Jasmine Haughton, David Rand Source Type: research