Monterey County Weekly articles

Grown Up and Proud | Sept 22, 2005
Deep Lessons | Jul 14, 2005
Learning to Live | Apr 14, 2005
School of Life | Mar 17, 2005
Everybody Waits | Mar 10, 2005
We Are Not Barbie | Jan 20, 2005
All In Her Head | Jan 20, 2005
Born To Run | Jan 20, 2005
One Step at a Time | Sept 23, 2004
Gang War Escalates | Sept 02, 2004
Bad News for Local Women | June 03, 2004
Cycle of Support | Oct 16, 2003
Venture Philanthropists | July 10, 2003
Class Acts | June 19, 2003
Hard Times | Dec 12, 2002
Dirty Dancing | July 25, 2002
Hooking Up | July 25, 2002
A Numbers Problem | Sept 06, 2001
Healing Properties | Dec 21, 2000
Teach Your Children Well | Nov 09, 2000

Articles reprinted courtesy of Monterey County Weekly
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A Perfect Place to Play | Holiday 2008
Special Parents Helping Special Kids | Summer/Fall 2008
Kids Helping Kids Help Themselves | Winter 2008

Message in a Book | Holiday 2007
Rising International Gives Real Hope | Holiday 2007
Volunteer Center for United Way, Monterey County | Summer/Fall 2007

Making Kids Count | June, 2006
Pulling At Art Strings | May, 2006
Weaving to Independence | Winter 2006

Articles from the Population Reference Bureau

Do Parents Spend Enough Time With Their Children? | January 2007
Families, Fathers, and Demographic Change | October 2006
The Neglected Link Between Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity in Poor Neighborhoods | July 2006
The Concentration of Negative Child Outcomes in Low-Income Neighborhoods | February 2006
Many Unwed Low-Income Parents in U.S. Need Both Relationship Skills and Employment Programs | March 2005
Rural Children Lag in Early Childhood Educational Skills | January 2005
Studies from the Hewlett Foundation's Children and Youth Program
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Connected by 25: Improving the Life Chances of the Country's Most Vulnerable YouthThis paper identifies the four groups of youth who are at the highest risk of long-term unemployment, incarceration, and social disconnection. It discusses a number of policy directions for helping these youth make successful transitions into adulthood.

A Portrait of Well-Being in Early AdulthoodThis paper examines the well-being of young adults in the U.S. who are approximately 25 years of age. It provides a descriptive portrait of educational attainment, success in connecting with the labor force, and family life, with special looks at several ethnic groups.

Serving High-Risk Youth: Lessons from Research and ProgrammingThis paper reviews the outcomes from most of the major federal programs designed to help youth connect with the labor force over the past thirty years. It identifies elements that increase the effectiveness of programs.

Taking Stock: A Review of U.S. Youth Employment Policy and ProspectsThis paper reviews which young adults are most likely to have major problems connecting with the labor force and proposes a series of programs and policies to respond to the needs of this group.

Improving the Economic and Life Outcomes of At-Risk YouthThis paper lays out a conceptual framework for designing programs focused on disconnected youth and proposes a specific major experimental program.

Using Community Colleges to Reconnect Disconnected YouthThis paper argues that community colleges should be a major institution helping disconnected youth reconnect to education. It discusses a variety of measures community colleges would need to take to do this effectively.

Promoting Prevention, Targeting Teens: An Emerging Agenda to Reduce Domestic ViolenceThis paper reviews the history of efforts to respond to domestic violence in the U.S. Based on the finding that the highest rates of domestic violence take place among couples ages 16-24, whether in marriage, cohabitation, or dating, the authors propose new means of preventing and responding to domestic violence.

Voices for Change: Leadership Development for Communities of Color to Improve Their Policy ImpactThis paper proposes ways that foundation and government support should be used to create and enhance programs that help leaders of community-based programs in communities of color become more effective leaders in the policy arena.

Information for Parents from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Visit teenpregnancy.org website
Parents
Parent Power: What Parents Need to Know and Do to Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy | Spanish version
This accessible publication provides a synthesis of research on parental influence as well as tips for parents

Ten Tips for ParentsThe National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has reviewed recent research about parental influences on children's sexual behavior and talked to many experts in the field, as well as to teens and parents themselves. From these sources, it is clear that there is much parents and adults can do to reduce the risk of kids becoming pregnant before they've grown up.

Talking Back: What Teens Want Parents to Know About Preventing Teen PregnancyTeens get advice on all kinds of issues from their parents, teachers, and other adults, but they don’t often get asked to offer it. Consequently, the National Campaign continues to ask teens a direct question: If you could offer your parents and other adults advice about how to help you and your friends avoid pregnancy, what would it be? The following tips represent the major answers to this question that we have heard from teens over the years.

Parents Matter: Tips for Raising TeenagersOriginally prepared for a White House conference on teens back in 2000, this pamphlet discusses those things parents can do that help teens safely navigate adolescence.

Research
With One Voice 2004: Adults and Teens Sound Off About Teen PregnancyOur annual national survey presented in chartbook fashion.

Emerging Answers: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen PregnancyThis is a PDF summary of a report on program effectiveness.

Making the List: Understanding, Selecting, and Replicating Effective Teen Pregnancy Prevention ProgramsThis report helps readers navigate various lists of "effective" programs and offers advise on program replication.

Various "Science Says" research briefsAbout 15 briefs and growing, topics range from where teens first have sex to parental influence to "what works."

Various research publications on "what works." This section contains full-length publications on topics ranging from effective afterschool programs to programs for middle school aged adolescents.

Data
National data on teen pregnancy
Detailed, interactive database of state information
Research Briefs from Child Trends
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Parent-Teen Relationshps and Interactions: Far More Positive Than Not | December 2004
Grandma and Grandpa Taking Care of the Kids: Patterns of Involvement | July 2004
Children in Foster Homes: How Are They Faring? | December 2003
The First Time: Characteristics of Teens' First Sexual Relationships | August 2003
Left Unsupervised: A Look at the Most Vulnerable Children | April 2003
Research Briefs from the Child Trends DataBank
Visit childtrendsdatabank.org website
Indicators of Early School Success and Child Well-Being | October 2004
Violence in the Lives of Children | August 2003
The Women's Fund of Monterey County
Visit womensfundmonterey.org website
Women & Girl's Report | 2004
Advocates for Youth
Visit advocatesforyouth.org website

Parents’ Sex Ed Center | For parents
My Voice Counts Youth Action Center | For youth
Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections
Rights. Respect. Responsibility. Campaign
Advocates for Youth’s Publications

SIECUS
Visit siecus.org website

The Truth About Condoms | 2002
The Truth About STDs | 2003
The Truth About Adolescent Sexuality | 2003
Facing Facts: Sexual Health for America's Adolescents | 1995
Families are Talking (English) La Familia Habla (Spanish)
The Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education; K-12
| 2004

About the Network for Family Life Education: With our twenty-four year history, the Network for Family Life Education is one of the leading national nonprofit organizations working on adolescent sexuality education issues in the United States. We believe that knowledge about human sexuality is helpful, not harmful, and therefore every teenager has a fundamental right to accurate and complete information about sexuality without censorship and to have his or her questions answered. Therefore, we advocate for comprehensive sexuality education throughout the United States.

Children of Alcoholics: It's Real, Here's the Deal
What is life like when your dad or mom drinks too much? Teen children of alcoholics talk about what life is like.

Foreign Teens More Successful at Preventing Pregnancy
Why are the teen-pregnancy rates in European countries lower than ones in the United States? Two teen foreign-exchange students shed light on the differences between the U.S. and Europe when it comes to educating young people about sex.

Teen Girls Respond to FDA Ruling on Emergency Contraception
When the FDA ruled against making emergency contraception available over-the-counter in the United States, due to concerns about teen girls’ use of it, Sex, Etc. teen writers weighed in on the issue.

Internet Filters Keep Teens in the Dark
Many teens don’t realize that Internet filters used at their schools or in their homes block vital sexual health information, not just porn. A Sex, Etc. teen editor gives the 411 on Internet filters and how they harm, not help, young people.

Mom, Dad...Let’s Talk About Sex
Sex, Etc. teen editors give their tips on having the big parent-teen talk about sex.

Knowledge Is the Best Protection
Sex, Etc. teen editors speak their minds about why teens must get accurate and honest sexuality education to prevent unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Disordered Eating: A Common Struggle for Teens
While they may not show the signs of an eating disorder like anorexia, many teens partake in disordered eating, unhealthy dieting that can lead to more life-threatening eating disorders.