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Resource Center, Young Parents' Program; and Junior Service League of Grand Junction. n.d.. Pregnancy: It'll never happen to me. Grand Junction, CO: Resource Center, Young Parents' Program, 1 videotape (26 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch), 1 guide (75 pp.).

Annotation: This videotape and the corresponding teacher's guide are designed to be used with adolescents to encourage them to think about the impact that an adolescent pregnancy will have on their lives. The teacher's guide describes the course organization, includes lesson plans, and a glossary and list of resources. Topics covered include medical risks involved in pregnancy, pregnancy prevention, economic ramifications of adolescent pregnancy, the role of the adolescent father, adolescent development, and refusal skills.

Contact: Family First Child and Family Center, 2897 North Avenue , Grand Junction, CO 81501, Telephone: (970) 683-2634 E-mail: corpinfo@htop.org Web Site: http://www.htop.org/child/ff/ $43.95 includes shipping and handling.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent fathers, Adolescent pregnancy, Communication skills, Educational materials, Family economics, Intervention, Prevention programs, Resources for professionals, Risk factors

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Onwuachi-Saunders C. n.d.. Injury control: The epidemiology of violence. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control, 42 pp.

Annotation: This is a collection of 40 multi-colored graphics which may be reproduced as slides for use in professional and community training in the epidemiology of violence. The package consists of flow charts, pie charts, bar graphs and informative 'facts.' Topics represented include: 'Years lost before age 65 among children for injuries and diseases (bar graph); 'Total lifetime cost of injury for 1985' (pie chart) a and 'Unintentional and intentional injury' (flow chart).

Contact: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, Telephone: (800) CDC-INFO Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Contact Phone: (770) 488-4694 Fax: (770) 488-4760 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Age, Blacks, Children, Firearms, Gender, Injuries, International data, Males, Mortality, Prevention, Race, Risk factors, Training materials, United States, Violence

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Bogenschneider K, Small S, Riley D. n.d.. An ecological, risk-focused approach for addressing youth-at-risk issues. Chevy Chase, MD: National 4-H Center, 24 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents a prevention model to reduce problem behavior in adolescents by identifying risk factors and protective factors in an adolescent's environment and targeting gaps between the two at all stages of the adolescent's environmental system—individual, family, peers, school, work, and community. The paper reviews current research on risk and protective factors that influence the well being of youth and suggests implications of this research for developing comprehensive community based prevention programs.

Contact: National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, Telephone: (301) 961-2800 E-mail: info@fourhcouncil.edu Web Site: http://www.fourhcouncil.edu Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Community programs, Environmental influences, Models, Prevention programs, Protective factors, Risk factors

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Rhode Island Department of Health. 2014. Access to dental care among Rhode Island children and adults, 2012. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 4 pp. (Rhode Island data brief)

Annotation: This brief presents bar graphs showing data from the 2012 Rhode Island Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to provide a picture of access to oral health care and related risk factors among infants, children, adolescents, and adults in Rhode Island. Topics include dental visits, oral cancer examinations, dental coverage, and tooth loss owing to tooth decay or gum disease.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 E-mail: http://www.health.state.ri.us/contactus Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Adult health, Child health, Data, Health insurance, Infant health, Oral health, Rhode Island, Risk factors, State programs, Surveys

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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. 2014. 2013 summary of advances in autism spectrum disorder research. [Washington, DC: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee], annual.

Annotation: This annual report lists scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research. Contents include short, plain language synopses of the top research breakthroughs selected by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) from a pool of peer-reviewed articles nominated by members. The articles are grouped according to the questions of the IACC Strategic Plan for ASD Research. Citations of the articles selected, as well as a complete listing of those nominated, are included at the end of the document. Topics include the causes of autism and potential risk factors, clues that could lead to earlier diagnosis, and promising early intervention strategies. The advances also address the prevalence of ASD both in the United States and internationally, as well as the service needs of people with ASD across the lifespan.

Contact: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, National Institute of Mental Health, Office of Autism Research Coordination, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6182A, Bethesda, MD 20892, E-mail: IACCPublicInquiries@mail.nih.org Web Site: http://iacc.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Early intervention, Federal initiatives, Interagency cooperation, Life course, Prevalence, Program coordination, Research, Risk factors

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Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, and Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel. 2014. Alert: Unsafe sleep related deaths are the leading cause of preventable deaths of infants in Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Office of Governmental Accountability, Office of the Child Advocate, 8 pp.

Annotation: This public health alert outlines infant fatalities and unsafe sleep conditions in Connecticut and provides recommendations for prevention. Contents include risk factors associated with infant fatality including sudden unexplained or undetermined infant death, case examples, and a definition of an unsafe sleep-related infant fatality. Additional content includes information on how often infants die from unsafe sleeping conditions; the most common unsafe sleep environments in fatality cases; infant fatalities over time and trends; and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families' role in infant death prevention and policy development. The alert includes recommendations for policymakers, in-home service providers, child care providers, pediatricians, and hospitals, and safe sleep guidelines for parents.

Contact: Connecticut Office of Governmental Accountability, Office of the Child Advocate, 999 Asylum Avenue, 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06105, Telephone: (860) 566-2106 Secondary Telephone: (800) 994-0939 Fax: (860) 566-2251 E-mail: oca@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/oca Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Connecticut, Infant death, Infant mortality, Policy development, Protective factors, Public awareness materials, Risk factors, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, State programs, Trends

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Thompson RA, Haskins R. 2014. Early stress gets under the skin: Promising initiatives to help children facing chronic adversity. Princeton, NJ: Future of Children, 7 pp. (Policy brief; Spring 2014.)

Contact: Future of Children, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Robertson Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-1013, Telephone: (609) 258-2493 E-mail: http://www.futureofchildren.org/feedback2822/feedback.htm Web Site: http://www.futureofchildren.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Anxiety, Child mental health, High risk children, Initiatives, Intervention, Risk factors, Stress

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Terzian MA, Moore KA, Constance N. 2014. Transitioning to adulthood: How do young adults fare and what characteristics are associated with a lower-risk transition?. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 12 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief identifies patterns and transitions during emerging adulthood and the likelihood that young adults will experience a lower-risk transition to adulthood. Topics include differences between groups by gender, race and ethnicity, and nativity status; transition patterns over time; and implications. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Comparative analysis, Data, Longitudinal studies, Risk factors, Transitions, Trends, Young adults, Youth, Youth development

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Hynes M. 2014. Don't call them dropouts: Understanding the experiences of young people who leave high school before graduation. Washington, DC: America's Promise Alliance, 71 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from interviews and surveys of young people across the United States about what leads to leaving school before graduation. Contents include findings on the relationship between interrupted enrollment and family violence and abuse; school safety; violence in the neighborhood; personal and family health challenges; unsupportive or unresponsive school policies; family abandonment (death, incarceration, other events); family absence; instability of place (residential mobility, school mobility, homelessness); school salience; peer influence and support; and school and community support.

Contact: America's Promise Alliance, 1101 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0600 Fax: (202) 657-0601 E-mail: info@americaspromise.org Web Site: http://www.americaspromise.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescents, Adverse effects, Educational attainment, Graduation, Life course, National surveys, Resilience, Risk factors, School attendance, School dropouts, School failure, Social support, Supported employment

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2014. Screening for suicide risk in adolescents, adults, and older adults in primary care. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Annotation: [in process] These resources summarize the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on screening for suicide risk in adolescents, adults, and older adults in primary care. Contents include a recommendation statement, an evidence report, a clinical summary, a consumer fact sheet, and an evidence synthesis.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 E-mail: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/contact-uspstf/ Web Site: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Guidelines, Risk assessment, Risk factors, Screening, Suicide, Suicide prevention

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