The John Hancock Center for Youth and Family Ministry at La Sierra University
Link to resources for Adventist youth ministry, and the Valuegenesis studies of Adventist youth regarding faith maturity and denominational loyalty.
A Case Study Examination of Emotional Competence in a Tween Male
Especially of interest to teachers and parents of shy children, this case study’s data revealed three themes: built-in friendship, yes man, and invisible leader.
A Child's Spiritual World: A Qualitative Study
Grade 4-Grade 12
"Though much has been written about adolescent spirituality and how adults should deal with it, far less has been written by adolescents themselves, or by adults from the adolescent perspective. This study of four twelve-year-old girls takes the adolescent’s...
A study of religious attitudes and problems as perceived by current and former Seventh-day Adventist students at Seventh-day Adventist mission secondary schools in Hong Kong
Problem: In spite of the combined efforts of both the local churches and the schools, the church attendance of Seventh-day Adventist adolescents has been low. This present study was to identify the religious attitudes of current Adventist students and...
A Study of the Felt and Perceived Needs of Adolescents as a Basis for a Youth Sabbath School Curriculum
The youth Sabbath School study is a survey that was designed to gauge the opinions of young people within the Seventh-day Adventist Church who attend Sabbath School. This paper reports the results of the felt needs of the youth based on the survey. The purpose...
A Suicide Prevention Program for Adventist Schools
An epidemic of teenage suicide necessitates a comprehensive approach that involves the family, school, and community resources. The pressures and changes experienced in adolescence contribute to this problem. Suicidal teens perceive themselves to be helpless,...
About Birth Control
Clear article for teens on birth control and contraception, with links to additional articles and resources.
Addressing Behavioral Addictions in Adolescents - Creating a School-wide Culture of Prevention
Grade 7-Grade 12
“What, then, is the best course of action for educators when a student is struggling with a behavioral addiction?” Wilder and Baughman describe recent research on behavioral addiction in adolescents and argue that schools should focus on prevention...
Adolescent and School Health
CDC provides resources on adolescent and school health. Health topics include: alcohol and other drugs; asthma; crisis preparedness & response; food allergies; food safety; health disparities; infectious diseases; injury & violence; mental health;...
Adolescent Faith that Sticks
This presentation is focused on adolescent faith. It contains sample of Pacific Island and Australia/New Zealand. The main factors that contribute to the faith are family, church, and school. There are details about these factors in the presentation.
Adolescent Fitness - Implications for a Lifetime
This article shows the need for daily physical activity in schools and how this can be achieved. It also provides a list of four national organizations that are especially helpful for K-12; many of their programs, services, and publications are free.
AIDS Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors in Adolescents - Public Schools Versus SDA Academies
Grade 9-Grade 12
This articles presents the results of a 1990-91 study of students in California senior academies and their AIDS awareness as compared with public high school students. The academy students were significantly better informed about AIDS and much less likely...
AIDS Update for Teachers
This article discusses HIV-AIDS transmission and prevention, and highlights the classroom teacher's role in educating students, parents, and the community. Topics include: How HIV is Transmitted; How HIV is Not Transmitted; HIV Positive Versus Having AIDS;...
Alienation from Religion in Adolescents from Fundamentalist Religious Homes
Perceived alienation amongst youth is often a determining factor in whether retention occurs. This study examined whether certain variables such as belief in Adventist Doctrine correlate with alienation from religion. Twenty randomly selected academies along...
Alienation from Religion in Church Related Adolescents
This research paper explores the relationship between alienation from religion and other selected variables among church-relate adolescents. The sample consists of 390 high school students attending three youth conferences sponsored by Protestant judicatories....
All About Puberty
Grade 7-Grade 9
Kids Health clearly and simply addresses pre- and earli- teen questions about growing up. Topics include menstruation, voice changes, sweat and shaving.
An Exploration of the Understandings of Adolescents Living in Botswana Pertaining to the Risk of their Peers Contracting HIV and AIDS and Strategies for Reducing its Spread
HIV and AIDS is a major cause of death in most sub-Sahara Africa countries and research shows that older adolescents and young adults are at great risk of HIV infection. It is therefore important to understand and alter those beliefs and practices that put...
Association for Middle Level Education
The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) serves as a voice for professionals, parents, and others interested in the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents (youth 10-15 years of age).
Besides That I'm Ok: Well-Being in Caribbean and American Adolescents and Youth
A total of 235 adolescents and college students from Aruba, St. Lucia, Tennessee, and Alabama participated in this study that measured various aspects of well-being. The Life Factors Questionnaire measured participants' responses on such self-reported measures...
Boys and Puberty
Grade 6-Grade 8
KidsHealth answers questions boys often have about physical development at puberty: Why are girls taller than me? When will I get muscles? Do I think about girls too much or not enough? What's up with body hair? Do I smell? What about erections?