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Adolescent Connectedness

School and Family Connections in Adolescence Linked to Positive Health Outcomes in Adulthood. Youth Experience Risks: 17 percent have seriously considered attempting suicide; 9 percent have had four or more lifetime sex partners; 14 percent have ever misused prescription pain medicine. School and family connections help protect youth. Adults who experienced strong connections as youth were 48 percent-66 percent less likely to: Have mental health issues; Experience violence; Engage in risky sexual behavior; Use substances. Schools, families, and providers can help. SCHOOLS can implement positive youth development programs. PARENTS can have frequent and open conversations. PROVIDERS can discuss relationships and school experiences.
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Strategies and Protective Factors

DASH Parent Engagement Schools and Parents
Teens report that their parents have the greatest influence over their risk behavior decisions--more than friends, siblings, or the media.
DASH Positive Parenting Matter of Choice
Parent Engagement: Research shows that when parents and school staff work together, students are healthier and more successful.
DASH Parental Monitoring Asks
Infographic: Parents are a powerful influence in the lives of their teens. Research shows that teens who believe their parents disapprove of risky behaviors are less likely to choose those behaviors.

Substance Use Prevention

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YRBS Data Summary and Trends

YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY DATA SUMMARY & TRENDS REPORT: 2015-2019 Although some progress has been made, too many lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students face disparities in risky sexual behaviors, high-risk substance use, the experience of violence, and poor mental health, including suicide risk.

YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY DATA SUMMARY & TRENDS REPORT: 2015-2019: Although some progress has been made, too many lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students face disparities in risky sexual behaviors, high-risk substance use, the experience of violence, and poor mental health, including suicide risk.

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YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY DATA SUMMARY & TRENDS REPORT: 2015-2019: Although some progress has been made, too many lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students face disparities in risky sexual behaviors, high-risk substance use, the experience of violence, and poor mental health, including suicide risk.

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YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY DATA SUMMARY & TRENDS REPORT: 2015-2019: Although some progress has been made, too many lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students face disparities in risky sexual behaviors, high-risk substance use, the experience of violence, and poor mental health, including suicide risk.

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