Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Toolkit

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CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health behaviors and experiences among high school students across the country. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results help in understanding the factors that contribute to the leading causes of illness, death and disability among youth and young adults. From this page you can access resources to educate partners, stakeholders and community members about adolescent health risk behaviors and experiences.

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Infographic: while the national picture is improving in many areas, youth face unequal health risks related to mental health, violence, drug use, and sexual behavior.

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Parent Engagement: Research shows that when parents and school staff work together, students are healthier and more successful.
How can fathers help their adolescents avoid sexual risk behaviors? By being available to talk regularly and setting clear expectations.
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Teens report that their parents have the greatest influence over their risk behavior decisions--more than friends, siblings, or the media.
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Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and saftey of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behaviors.
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Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and saftey of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behaviors.
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Infographic: Schools play a critical role in helping young people establish strong connections to both school and family. When youth feel connected, the positive effects can last into adulthood
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Infographic shows how educators and health officials use School Health Profiles data to:
DASH Twitter image: Adolescent Health: What Works In Schools. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health has established an evidence-based approach to school-based HIV and STD prevention, which includes quality sexual health education, connecting students to sexual health services, and establishing safe and supportive school environments.
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Infographic: Adolescent Connectedness and Adult Health Outcomes

Infographic: As adolescents develop, it makes sense for them to be more engaged in their own health care.
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