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College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2015 High School Graduates

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Reports that 69.2% of youth who graduated from high school in the January-October 2015 period were enrolled in college in October.  Also provides information on enrollment by sex and race, on participation in the labor force by recent graduates, and the unemployment rate (20.7%) for recent graduates not enrolled in college.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students, United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

Reports that overall tobacco use by middle and high school students has not changed from 2011 to 2015.  4.7 million students were reported as current users in 2015.  Also reports on types of tobacco products used with e-cigarettes as the most widely used.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Hospitalized Teenagers, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

Reports on the prevalence of mental and substance use disorders among American teenagers, the kinds of conditions and substances involved, and the length of hospital stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Campus Climate Survey Validation Study: Final Technical Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

Presents the results of a nine-school pilot test conducted to develop a campus climate survey that collects school-level data on sexual victimization of undergraduate students. Describes the development of the survey instrument and estimates for each school of the prevalence of sexual assault, rape, and battery. Also covers relationship between campus climate and rates of sexual victimization. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007-12: Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

Presents counts of allegations and substantiated incidents of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported by juvenile correctional authorities from 2007 to 2012. See also: Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007-12. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

Presents national estimates of various forms of sexual victimization including staff misconduct in state and local juvenile correctional facilities. Includes characteristics of victims and perpetrators, nature of injuries, and sanctions imposed. See also: Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007-12: Statistical Tables. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


U.S. Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing: Final Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Youth

Results of the federal investigation into the use of solitary confinement, a.k.a restrictive housing in state and federal prisons with recommendations and guiding principles for reducing its frequency of use and implementing progressive alternatives. From the Justice Department


Abnormal Cholesterol Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Provides estimates on the prevalence of high total cholesterol, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and high non-HDL cholesterol among children and adolescents aged 6-19. Finds that one in five youths had high total cholesterol. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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