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Primary Sources: Bolstering Mental Health Among Young People

December 15, 2009

Many young people need mental health services, but youth from particular groups may be more likely to experience poor mental health

A homeless teen sleeping on the sidewalk.

Primary Sources: Preventing and Responding to Youth Homelessness

November 15, 2009

Youth homelessness is strongly associated with living in poverty, not finishing school, not having a job, being in foster care or the juvenile justice system, getting pregnant or having a child, drinking and using drugs, and having poor mental and physical health.

A teen couple embracing each other.

Primary Sources: Responding to Domestic Violence and Its Consequences

October 15, 2009

The statistics are staggering: Approximately one in three adolescent girls today is experiencing some form of abuse in a dating relationship. 

Two young people wearing graduation caps and gowns.

Primary Sources: Engaging Students, From Grade School to Graduation

September 15, 2009

This month, millions of students are going back to school.  But an estimated 1.2 million young people, ages 16 to 19, were not enrolled in high school and were not high school graduates in 2007.


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