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Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Youth

http://ojjdp.gov/pubs/243891.pdf

Incarcerated youth die by suicide at a rate two to three times higher than that of youth in the general population.  This report studies suicide as it pertains to youth and jail and offers directions for further research.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

Use of Selected Nonmedication Mental Health Services by Adolescent Boys and Girls with Serious Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: United States, 2010-2012

Categories: Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db163.pdf

Describes differences between boys and girls in the use of nonmedication mental health services in various school and non-school settings among adolescents aged 12-17 with serious emotional or behavioral difficulties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

More than a Quarter-million Youth Who had Never Smoked a Cigarette Used E-Cigarettes in 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0825-e-cigarettes.html

Press release describing research study which found that youths smoking e-cigarettes were almost twice as likely  to smoke conventional cigarettes.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

National and State Patterns of Teen Births in the United States, 1940-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_04.pdf

Presents trends from 1940 in national birth rates for teenagers with particular focus on the period since 1991.   Discloses that the birth rate for teenage mothers fell 57% between 1991 and 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Expenditures on Children by Families, 2013

Categories: Children,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/CRC/crc2013.pdf

Presents the most recent estimates of the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 by type of family, region of country, and income level of family.  Estimates a middle-income family will spend about $245,000 or $304,000 adjusted for projected inflation.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/youth_08132014.pdf

Provides statistics on the number of employed youth in the summer of 2014 and their demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Juvenile Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43677.pdf

Discusses differences in federal and state approaches to crimes related to sex trafficking of juveniles and policy options which could improve the treatment of victims. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Perception of Weight Status in U.S. Children and Adolescents Aged 8-15 Years, 2005-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db158.pdf

About 30% of children and teens misperceive their weight status.  Accurate weight status perception has been linked to appropriate weight control behaviors in youth at a time when nearly 17% of children and adolescents are obese. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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