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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 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 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
    Clear article for teens on birth control and contraception, with links to additional articles and resources.

  • 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 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;...

  • 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 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).

  • 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?

  • Adventist Resource
    Bringing Christianity into Courtship Grade 9-Lifelong
    "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."

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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...

  • Christian Resource
    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.

  • Adventist Resource
    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."

  • 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?

  • Adventist Resource
    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...

  • Adventist Resource
    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...

  • Adventist Resource
    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...

  • Adventist Resource
    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."

  • Adventist Resource
    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.

  • 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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    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.

  • 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...

  • KidsHealth 0-2 years-Lifelong
    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...

  • Adventist Resource
    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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    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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    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...

  • Adventist Resource
    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...

  • 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.

  • Adventist Resource
    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,...

  • Adventist Resource
    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...

  • 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
    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.

  • Adventist Resource
    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...

  • Adventist Resource
    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...

  • 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...

  • Adventist Resource
    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 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.

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    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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    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
    Walsh explains exactly what happens to the human brain on the path from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Revealing the latest scientific findings, he shows why moodiness, quickness to anger and to take risks, miscommunication, fatigue, territoriality,...

  • Adventist Resource
    Young Disciple Ministries Grade 5-Grade 12
    Young Disciple Ministries is conducted by Seventh-day Adventist Christians with a mission to bring young people to the Lord. Resources include a weekly magazine, Sabbath School materials, a youth camp, evangelism resources, music productions, Bible studies...