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Primary Sources: Monitoring, Measuring and Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy

August 25, 2009

 The latest research on preventing pregnancy among adolescents examines trends in the teen birth rate.

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Primary Sources: Easing Foster Youths' Transition to Adulthood

July 25, 2009

 To successfully transition to adulthood, young people need consistent, constructive relationships with at least one experienced adult champion.

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Primary Sources: Ensuring That Learning Goes On When School’s Out

June 15, 2009

Research shows that providing expanded learning opportunities, or ELOs, for older youth in the out-of-school hours may make adolescents more likely to go to school, finish their homework, do well on standardized test scores, and have good study habits and high motivation.

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Primary Sources: Thinking Positive in More Ways Than One

May 25, 2009

 New research is showing that Positive Youth Development activities are better together and when combined with other strength-building approaches.

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