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 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 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.
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 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;...
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.
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).
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?
Bringing Christianity into Courtship
"Because it involves the intention
of marriage and establishment of a
permanent relationship, courtship should
be entered into with utmost seriousness
and care. Here are eight helpful principles."
Characteristics of Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Adolescents who Attempted Suicide
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...
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.
Children from Divorced Families
Habenicht outlines ways to help children from divorced families succeed.
Dating and Sexuality - Guiding the Young
"The question is thus not whether young
people should date but rather how they
should do so."
Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty
Grade 6-Grade 9
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?
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...
Expressed Parental Attitudes Toward Child Rearing in Relation to Study Habits, Study Attitudes and Study Skills Achievement in Early Adolescence
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...
Five R's to Help the Hurting
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....