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  • Adventist Resource
    The John Hancock Center for Youth and Family Ministry at La Sierra University 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Link to resources for Adventist youth ministry, and the Valuegenesis studies of Adventist youth regarding faith maturity and denominational loyalty.

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    A Case Study Examination of Emotional Competence in a Tween Male Kindergarten-Grade 8
    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.

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    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...

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    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 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    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...

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    A Study of the Felt and Perceived Needs of Adolescents as a Basis for a Youth Sabbath School Curriculum Tertiary
    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...

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    A Suicide Prevention Program for Adventist Schools Grade 9-Tertiary
    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 Grade 6-Lifelong New!!
    Clear article for teens on birth control and contraception, with links to additional articles and resources.

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    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 Grade 5-Tertiary
    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;...

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    Adolescent Faith that Sticks Tertiary
    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.

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    Adolescent Fitness - Implications for a Lifetime Tertiary-Lifelong
    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.

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    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...

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    AIDS Update for Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    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;...

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    Alienation from Religion in Adolescents from Fundamentalist Religious Homes Tertiary
    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...

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    Alienation from Religion in Church Related Adolescents Tertiary
    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.

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    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 Tertiary
    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 Grade 10-Lifelong
    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).

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    Besides That I'm Ok: Well-Being in Caribbean and American Adolescents and Youth Grade 11-Tertiary
    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 New!!
    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?

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    Bullying - Personal Thoughts? Grade 5-Tertiary
    A student’s attempt at suicide leads a teacher to reflect on how we should respond to online bullying and implications of violent plans.

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    Caffeine Consumption Among Students Attending Christian Schools in Australia and its Relationship to Classroom Behaviour and Academic Performance Grade 7-Grade 12
    "Caffeinated drinks have become increasingly popular among secondary students in Australia. A total of 949 students in years eight to eleven from 11 Christian schools completed a survey questioning their use of caffeinated drinks, their classroom...

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    Characteristics of Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Adolescents who Attempted Suicide Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Problem: Hispanic adolescent suicide attempts appear to have been understudied, while suicidal behavior continues to be a concern as a youthful phenomenon. The present study sought to contribute to the understanding of Hispanic youth suicide and its...

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    Cherbear's Den and the Kid Cave Grade 1-Grade 9
    One year of weekly illustrated Bible studies and daily devotions for kids and teens. Good ideas and object lessons for daily thoughts.

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    Children from Divorced Families Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Habenicht outlines ways to help children from divorced families succeed.

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    Dating and Sexuality - Guiding the Young Grade 5-Tertiary
    "The question is thus not whether young people should date but rather how they should do so."

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    Destructive Anger Among Adolescents - Prevention and Management Strategies for Educators Grade 7-Grade 12
    This article outlines anger triggers and risk factors for excessive anger in adolescents. The authors provide classroom-based anger management approaches including strategies to prevent and contain angry outbursts, strategies for crisis intervention in small...

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    Discovering God's Way of Handling Money - Teen Study Workbook Grade 7-Grade 12
    This revised book is "designed to practically help teens create habits that will set them on a lifelong journey of handling money responsibly."

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    Dispensers of Hope 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Teens face many challenges both internal and external. It is important that they have strong adult role models and mentors in their lives. In addition to parents, these individuals can help provide hope, moral strength, courage, and confidence to teens.

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty Grade 6-Grade 9 New!!
    Teen Health discusses puberty topics: time for change, all about menstruation, feeling fresh, help - is this my body?, hygiene basics, and when will I start developing?

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    Exercise Programs for Teens - Ideas for Academy Physical Education Classes Grade 9-Grade 12
    A challenge for educators is implanting in students positive attitudes toward fitness so that they will adopt a lifestyle that includes vigorous physical exercise. Physical education should teach the value of lifelong fitness, be fun, invigorating, and pertinent...

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    Expressed Parental Attitudes Toward Child Rearing in Relation to Study Habits, Study Attitudes and Study Skills Achievement in Early Adolescence Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Parents' attitudes toward child rearing are considered to be a major factor affecting their children's study habits, study attitudes, and study skills achievement. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a correlation between...

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    Faith Commitments and Spiritual Influences as Correlates of Adolescents Involvement in Service in the Valuegenesis Study Tertiary
    Problem: There are very few studies that address the relationship between adolescents' commitment to religious values and beliefs and their involvement in service as well as the impact of home, school, and church influences on the service involvement of teenage...

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    Family Worship Patterns and their Correlation with Adolescent Behavior and Beliefs Tertiary
    This article reports a research, in which we examine behaviors involved in family worship, how these behaviors cluster together into specific patterns of family worship, and how these patterns of family worship relate to the behaviors and beliefs of adolescents...

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    Family Worship Patterns and Their Correlations with Adolescent Behavior and Beliefs Grade 6-Grade 12
    We examine behaviors involved in family worship, how these behaviors cluster together into specific patterns of family worship, and how these patterns of family worship relate to the behaviors and beliefs of adolescents attending Seventh-day Adventist schools....

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    Five R's to Help the Hurting Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How can teachers meet the needs of hurting students? Daniel Vander Ark presents the 5 R's: Recognize, Remember, Record, Respond, and Refer. Using a hypothetical situation, the author shows how teachers can respond to hurting students in a responsible manner....

  • Focus Adolescent Services Grade 5-Tertiary
    Focus Adolescent Services claims to be "the largest and most comprehensive internet site of information and resources on teen and family issues to help and support families with troubled and at-risk teens."

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    GC Youth Department Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Youth Department facilitates and supports the ministry of the Adventist Church in winning, training, holding, and reclaiming its youth. It is to assist the world church in forming objectives, goals, and plans, and to provide training that will equip the...

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    Gifted Adolescents and the Balanced Family Concept Grade 1-Grade 12
    "Do factors in the family environment facilitate or impede adaptive coping responses in family members? Some theorists have warned that in some cases, relationships with parents may become a source of stress and conflict for adolescents. While the regulation...

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    Growing Disciples in Community Tertiary
    This paper reports a study of the correlation between adolescents' spiritual growth and discipleship and the attitudes and beliefs of family, friends, and local congregation in their role of discipling these youth. The study was conducted in 2000 among junior...

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    Guide Magazine Grade 4-Grade 8
    "Guide is a Christian story magazine for young people ages 10-14. The 32-page, four-color publication is published weekly... Our mission is to show readers, through stories that illustrate Bible truth, how to walk with God now and forever."

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    Guide Magazine Stories Wanted - Write Now! Grade 5-Grade 8
    Guide magazine needs your help! This weekly publication for 10-14 year-olds wants your stories.

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    Helping Students Cope With Stress Preschool-Grade 12
    This article challenges educators and parents to understand the dynamics of childhood and adolescent stress. The author identifies effective coping skills that will strengthen students' resistance to stress at home and school.

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    Helping Young People Resist At-Risk Behaviors Grade 9-Tertiary
    Recent research provides new insights on causes of at-risk behaviors and how to provide an environment that encourages and guides youth to channel their energy into productive outlets.

  • Christian Resource
    Higher Praise Sermon Illustrations Grade 9-Grade 12
    Over 10,000 sermon illustrations by topic that could be used in secondary worship. Also, access downloads for clip art and Bible guides, audio sermons, Christian videos for youth groups, and more.

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    How to Intrinsically Motivate our Teens - Applying Self-Determination Theory in the Classroom Grade 9-Grade 12
    "Why are some teens highly motivated while other teens just seem to go through the motions? Self-determination Theory explains why some teens continue to pursue goals in spite of life's challenges and stressors. Competence, autonomy, and relatedness are...

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    Indicators of commitment to the church - A longitudinal study of church-affiliated youth Grade 9-Tertiary
    In an attempt to discover the factors that determine which late adolescents drop out of the church and which remain committed to it, a broad sample of Seventh-day Adventist youth was surveyed. These youth were part of a ten-year study which originally involved...

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    Inspiring or Tiring? Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article discusses the importance of the teenage/junior high school years and the author's passion for teaching at that level.

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    It Starts With a Challenge - Getting Our Teenagers Into the Bible Grade 8-Tertiary
    As a teenager, DeVries was challenged to begin reading the Bible for himself. Still experiencing the positive results decades later, he now encourages readers to join the Center for Biblical Studies in the Bible Challenge: to "invite the young (and not...

  • Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Kindergarten-Lifelong
    One of 5 excellent journals from the International Reading Association. Other titles include: The Reading Teacher, Reading Research Quarterly, Lectura y vida (in Spanish), and Reading Online (at The journal can be subscribed to and...

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    Key Factors of Faith Development : The Relationship Between Family and Church Factors and Faith Development of Adolescents and Young Adults in German-speaking Europe Grade 9-Lifelong
    Problem: The church is losing its children. Research revealed that more than two thirds of the next generation leave their congregations during their teens and early 20s. Without these adolescents and young adults the church has no viable future. While the...

  • KidsHealth 0-2 years-Lifelong New!!
    Short articles, questions and answers on parenting, including topics: general health, infections, emotions and behavior, growth and development, nutrition and fitness, pregnancy and newborns, medical problems, positive parenting, first aid and safety, doctors...

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    Knowledge, attitudes, intentions and behavior concerning aids risks among adolescents in Adventist Colleges in the Philippines Tertiary
    The purpose of this study was to explore knowledge, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors concerning AIDS risk among adolescents attending Adventist colleges in the Philippines. The study sought to assess the extent to which these students participated in sexual...

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    Living with Your Teen Tertiary
    The formative years within the adolescent experience are transitory in nature as old and new values are discarded or accepted. The fear of rebellion may induce parents to curtail the independent spirit of the teenager. However, this course of action may be...

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    Loving Them Back Leading Them Home Tertiary
    Why do they leave? Is there anything the church can do to prevent them from turning away, or to bring them back once they’ve left? Is there anything I can do? You probably know people who have left the church. Maybe you know why they walked away, but...

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    MIQ Videos - Most Important Questions for Teens Grade 7-Grade 12
    Watch ten one-hour programs streamed online addressing teen questions on topics such as Christian hypocrisy, culture and sexuality. Doug Bachelor hosted this series of 10 from Great Lakes Adventist Academy. Titles include: Is there a God? Is the Bible true?...

  • Nearly Teens Grade 6-Grade 9
    "Everything (or just about) that you need to know about becoming a teenager..."

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    New Perspectives in Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle Grade 9-Tertiary
    "The dramatic increase in so-called chronic or “lifestyle-related” diseases in most countries today has become one of the greatest threats to our health. These major lifestyle-related diseases share common risk factors such as smoking, lack...

  • Christian Resource
    Parent Further Preschool-Grade 12
    A Search Institute resource for parents, offering "positive, strength-based approach to parenting that gives families small, everyday steps to raising successful kids."

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    Parenting Teens - Are We Doing Our Best for Girls? Grade 6-Grade 12
    How can parents and teachers better help girls develop a strong sense of self-worth? Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by a family life therapist and Adventist educator....

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    Parenting Teens - Dispensers of Hope Grade 6-Grade 12
    How can parents best support their child? "Our young people need balcony people to counter the cellar voices that come from the basement of their lives." Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated,...

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    Parenting Teens - Heading Off to Boarding School or College Grade 6-Grade 12
    How can parents help their teen successfully transition to living away from home in a boarding academy or college? Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by a family life...

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    Parenting Teens - How Could I Have Missed It? Grade 6-Grade 12
    Parents should be able to recognize the signs of steroid use and what to do about it if recognized in their children. Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by a family...

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    Parenting Teens - It's All About Perspective Grade 6-Grade 12
    Through words and actions, parents can help their children choose a positive faith perspective to guide their lives. Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by a family...

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    Parenting Teens - Supporting Our Teens and Their Schools Grade 6-Tertiary
    How can parents support their child's school? Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by a family life therapist and Adventist educator. Ready to print or link parents to;...

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    Peace Like a Spider Grade 5-Grade 12
    This book explains some of the Bible's best tips for succeeding in relationships, spiritual life, school, and on the job.

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    Personal problems of Seventh-day Adventist academy students Grade 8-Grade 12
    The Personal Problems Checklist for Adolescents (PPC-A) was administered to students in 14 Adventist academies for the purpose of determining the extent of their personal problems. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The results...

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    Praise Time - A Collection of Songs for Youth Grade 3-Lifelong
    Compiled from 30 years of favorites from Big Lake Youth Camp (Oregon), this book is made up of songs that have endured in the memories and hearts of young people. Includes some songs that had never been written down before now. CD is available with some of...

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and other Women's Health Topics Grade 6-Lifelong
    Published by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, free online fact sheets,provide concise and accurate information about contraception; gynecologic problems; labor, delivery, and postpartum care; pregnancy and child birth; special procedures...

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    Preventing Food Addiction in Adolescents Grade 5-Tertiary
    This article provides an overview of research on addictive-like eating, including criteria for food addictions in children. A variety of strategies for addressing maladaptive eating behaviors are described, including developing positive relationships between...

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    Protecting Youth From Health Risk Behaviors Grade 5-Tertiary
    Adolescent sexual activity and alcohol consumption impact the quality of life for many youth today. What are the consequences and how can parents and the faith community help in preventing these behaviors?

  • Puberty Questions and Answers Grade 5-Grade 9
    This teen health page answers the question, "What is puberty and what's going to happen to my body?" for pre-teens.

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    Reaching the Millennial Generation - A Necessity for Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Who are the Millennials? Jeffery shares insight into what needs to happen within Adventist education to meet the needs of those born between 1978 and 2002. This generation, expected to be the most highly educated, affluent, and ethnically diverse in history,...

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    Recognizing and Avoiding Potential Triggers for Internet Gaming Addiction Grade 5-Lifelong
    Ivy notes that “parents and educators should be alert for warning signs throughout the elementary and secondary years, and help young people learn to manage their game-playing behavior before they are on their own.” The article provides information...

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    Religiosity and Risk - The Influence of Adolescent Faith on Behavior Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This study examined the relationship between various measures of religiosity, including intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientation, vertical and horizontal faith maturity, Christian orthodoxy, and religious practice, and the adolescent risk behaviors of...

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    Religious factors and drug usage among Seventh-day Adventist youth in North America Grade 9-Tertiary
    In an attempt to identify factors which predict frequency of drug usage by youth within a conservative denomination, a sample of 801 young people between the ages of 12 and 24 from seventy-one churches in North America was chosen. The youth were questioned...

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    Research on Youth and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Grade 9-Tertiary New!!
    Studies in this annotated bibliography "reflect informal and academic research including Adventist youth in some aspect of ministry or service provided by the Adventist church within North America."

  • Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Grade 6-Grade 12
    "ReCAPP provides practical tools and information to effectively reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors. Teachers and Health Educators will find up-to-date, evaluated programming materials to help with their work with teens. We want to serve as a bridge between...

  • Adventist Resource
    Scary Things Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article addresses the fear that parents can have about the safety and well being of their children. There are so many things that can harm our children: bullies, drugs, diving accidents, date rape, and the list goes on. There are three suggestions for...

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    Self-reported Personal Problems of Adventist Academy Students Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Adolescence is a time fraught with many challenges. There are no current studies prior to this one for Adventist academy students concerning the whole range of their personal problems. Method: A survey of students in 14 Adventist...

  • Adventist Resource
    South Pacific Island Nations Valuegenesis Study 1 Core Report: A Study of Faith Development and Values Formation in Seventh-day Adventist Adolescents and Youth Aged 12-18 Years Grade 6-Grade 12
    The Seventh-day Adventist Church cares deeply about its young people and for this reason it invests heavily in schools, youth ministry programs and supplies support for the families these young people come from. The schools established by the church are widely...

  • Staying Healthy Grade 5-Grade 8
    "Find out how to take care of your body, eat healthy, and stay fit!" Short articles for middle school students on a variety of personal health, diet, nutrition, fitness, exercise and weight matters.

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    Struggling to stay awake - The sleep patterns of Adventist secondary school students Grade 9-Grade 12
    "Sleep deprivation studies indicate that sleep is vital to emotional, physical and behavioural wellbeing. This study presents the results of a survey in which 945 students in Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools responded to questions about the...

  • Adventist Resource
    TEACH Editorial Vol 10 Issue 2: Too Much Technology? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Perry briefly discusses pros and cons of the increase in technology usage among students, then describes the other articles in this issue, which include: The...

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    Teaching the Older Student with Learning Disabilities Grade 9-Grade 12
    Teenagers' incomplete homework, behavior problems, and bad attitudes are often coverups for academic difficulties. The following should be taken into account when working with older students: feelings of frustration, bypass strategies, teaching previously...

  • Teen Pregnancy - Medline Plus Grade 6-Lifelong
    Link to articles, overviews, latest news, diagnosis/symptoms, prevention/screening, coping, health check tools, research and issues related to teen pregnancy.

  • Ten Steps to the Head of The Class - A Challenge to Students Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Students at the head of their class have more choices! Young people in school have choices: reach for the top or settle for mediocrity. Dr. Betances, America's foremost communicator on casting away barriers to success, challenges readers to confront...

  • Christian Resource
    The Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood & Adolescence Preschool-Grade 12
    Search Institute's global initiative to advance the research and practice of this important and understudied domain of human development. Links to current research, short reports, news, blogs and searchable library.

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    The Complex Religion of Teens Grade 9-Tertiary
    Sometimes adults are frustrated with teenagers because they behave like . . . well, teenagers. We forget that they are not adults; nor are they children. Stuck in a tricky, unfamiliar place between childhood and adulthood, they are struggling to define their...

  • The Creative Journal for Teens: Making Friends with Yourself Grade 6-Grade 12
    This book helps teenagers express their true feelings and thoughts in the safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere of personal journal-keeping. The author, a registered art therapist with degrees in art and psychology, offers teenagers easy techniques for journal writing...

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    The Development of the Concept of Salvation in Lutheran and Seventh-day Adventist Parochial Secondary-school Students Grade 9-Grade 12
    Problem: This study took an initial look at the development of the concept of salvation in Lutheran parochial school adolescents, comparing them with Seventh-day Adventist parochial school adolescents. This was the first study to compare denominations...

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    The effects of an adolescent asthma education intervention on knowledge, intention, behavior, self-efficacy, and self-consciousness Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Background: Asthma is an inflammatory condition of the bronchial airways. The majority of asthma education interventions target adults and children, while few exist for the adolescent population. Among adolescents, asthma is an important cause of morbidity...

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    The Home-School Partnership: Learning to Share Accountability Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Robert Strom discusses effective ways of developing the partnership between home and school by including parents as partners in the educational process. The partnership between parents and schools should include reasonably divided obligations, acknowledgement...

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    The Influence of Religion on Attitudes and Protective Practices Against the Risk of HIV/AIDS in Peruvian Private Schools Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The 6th of the 8 United Nations Millennium Development Goals is to combat HIV/AIDS, which affects the fulfillment of 4 other goals. Combating HIV/AIDS depends on effective sex education and the care of AIDS patients across countries, cultures, and all...

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    The Influence of Teenager Computer Usage on Their Academics and Spirituality Grade 7-Grade 12
    "The study investigated the influence of technology usage on students’ academic performance and spirituality. A total of 166 respondents participated in this study from three different schools in the Philippines. Respondents answered a spirituality questionnaire and detailed the time they spent on technology usage. Results showed that there was no direct significant relation between technology usage and academic performance; however, computer ownership did have a significant negative impact on student grades.

  • The Moral Life of Children Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this reprinting of the Robert Coles classic, the author shows how children struggle with questions of moral choice. Coles interviews children from Brazil, French Canada, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Poland, South Africa, and Southeast Asia, and occasionally...

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    The Relationship Between Parental and Adolescent Religiosity Factors and Adolescent Sexual Risk-taking Among Older Adolescents in the Anglophone/Latin Caribbean Grade 10-Grade 12
    Problem: Sexually active youth across the Anglophone/Latin Caribbean have been identified as among the most-at-risk for HIV infection. Studies conducted in the United States have identified parental and religiosity factors associated with adolescent sexual...

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    The Relationship Between Student Religiosity, Integration of Faith and Learning and Selected Congregational and Family Factors Tertiary
    "An investigation of the relationships among students’ perceptions of selected congregational and family factors of adolescent religiosity, Integration of Faith and Learning (IFL), and student religiosity. The respondents were 374 students in SDA...

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    The relationship of nutrition knowledge and food-related behavior among secondary students Grade 9-Grade 12
    Problem: The purpose of this study was to assess the level of nutrition knowledge, to determine how nutrition knowledge is related to food-related behavior among secondary students at a parochial day school, and to determine the effect on both of a...

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    The Relative Impact of a Vegetable-rich Diet on Key Markers of Health in a Cohort of Australian Adolescents Tertiary
    Childhood obesity is a widespread health problem in Australia. Overweight in childhood can lead to adult overweight and the development of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Effective strategies for reducing childhood obesity are urgently required....

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    The Tragedy of Child and Adolescent Suicide Grade 5-Grade 12
    "This story is a composite―an amalgamation of several true stories―and is used to illustrate the need for more attention to be paid to child and teen suicide, which is becoming a common narrative among young people today."

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    The Validity of the Growing Disciples in Community Model Among Adolescents in Seventh-day Adventist Schools in North America Grade 9-Grade 12
    Purpose of the Study: There is little empirical research about discipleship, and particularly discipleship and adolescents. An understanding of Christian discipleship might, however, be an antidote for a growing trend toward consumer mentality in the...

  • Theories and Approaches to Social Learning Theory Tertiary-Lifelong
    Hosted by the Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP), this web page offers an overview of Social Learning Theory, a definition and rationale, a breakdown of major concepts, a case study, guidelines of how to use Social Learning Theory...

  • Understanding Addictions - Resources for Parents and Teens Grade 3-Grade 12
    Information for parents, teens and adults who care about teens with addictions, including alcohol and other drugs, game, internet, porn, sex, exercise, work and behavioral addictions, eating disorders, and more.

  • Adventist Resource
    VG2 Adventist Schools Do Make a Difference! A Report on Valuegenesis Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Do Adventist schools make a difference? V. Bailey Gillespie shares results from the first and second Valuegenesis studies on faith, values, and commitment in Adventist schools. Over 30,000 respondents from across North America participated in this two-phase...

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    VG2 Update 16: Adolescence and Peer Pressure Grade 9-Grade 12
    This Valuegenesis 2 newsletter focuses on peer pressure, the power of friends, effective strategies for coping with peer pressure, and what parents, church members, and school personnel can do about it.

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    VG2 Update 17: At-Risk Behavior and Our Youth Grade 9-Grade 12
    This Valuegenesis 2 newsletter reports on the incidence of at-risk behavior in Adventist youth, the percentage of Adventist youth involved in at-risk behaviors, and the influence of supportive and effective environments.

  • Weekly Reader Preschool-Grade 12
    Weekly Reader produces elementary, middle and high school magazines focusing on health, science, geography, reading, writing, and career education. Many K-12 learning activities and rich teaching resources related to each issue are available online for subscribers....

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    What Considerations Are Important for Fostering the Faith Development of Senior Students? A Case Study of Two Schools with Campus Churches Grade 9-Grade 12
    "Campus churches, situated on school grounds, are growing in number within Christian education systems in Australia. In this relationship, the school partners with the campus church in providing a community of faith. This case study investigated senior...

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    Wholesome Relationships in a Sex-crazed World Grade 9-Lifelong
    "To enjoy wholesome relationships in a sex-crazed world, it is important to follow carefully the paradigm sanctioned by the Bible and to set healthy boundaries ahead of time to help you avoid dangerous and life-altering dilemmas."

  • Why Do They Act That Way? Grade 8-Grade 12
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