Children, Adolescents, & Teens
"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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February 7, 2014
- Motor vehicle crashes killed more than 9,000 children aged 12 years and under over the past decade.
- Almost half of all black (45%) and Hispanic (46%) children killed in crashes during 2009-2010 were not buckled up, compared with 26% of white children.
- States can help reduce child motor vehicle injuries and deaths by using recommended strategies to increase car seat, booster seat, and seat belt use.
December 6, 2013
new CDC study found a 42% increase in the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children aged 4 to 17 years between 2003 and 2011, as reported by parents—estimates vary widely among states.
Children with ADHD are more likely to have problems in school, have strained family and peer relationships, and be injured than children without ADHD.
Knowing the symptoms of ADHD is essential so children can get the help they need and reach their full potential.
April 5, 2013
Nearly 1 in 5 teen births are
repeat births. Of approximately 365,000 teen births in 2010, 66,800 were repeat births.
Repeat teen births can severely limit a mother's ability to finish her education or get a job and carry substantial health, emotional, social, and financial
costs for teen mothers and their children.
- CDC provides
guidelines for healthcare professionals to counsel sexually active teens on the most effective types of birth control and resources for
parents to talk to their teens about preventing repeat pregnancies.