teenage relationships

Short intervention boosts safe-sex skills in teen girls
Short intervention boosts safe-sex skills in teen girls (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that a 45-minute online sexual health program improved the ability of teen girls to communicate effectively about safe sex. “This is important ... Read More »

‘Picking up’ a good or bad mood from your friends
‘Picking up’ a good or bad mood from your friends (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may ... Read More »

Close friendships in high school predict improvements in mental health in young adulthood
Close friendships in high school predict improvements in mental health in young adulthood (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Adolescence is a time of social challenges and changing expectations. While relationships with peers may be important for youth at this time, do they also have implications over time? A new longitudinal study suggests that the types of peer relationships ... Read More »

Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls
Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara examined the ... Read More »

Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom
Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Professor Vicki Bitsika, Director for the national Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) at Bond University urges Australians to consider the benefits of including children on the autism spectrum in mainstream classrooms. She noted that too often these children are ... Read More »

One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients
One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of children receiving child protection services continues to rise, with almost three-quarters of these children repeat clients, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child protection Australia 2015–16, shows that over ... Read More »

Intervention That Engages Youth on Ethnic and Racial Identity Can Enhance Positive Development
Intervention That Engages Youth on Ethnic and Racial Identity Can Enhance Positive Development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study examined the Identity Project, a mental-health promotion intervention that engages youth in exploring and resolving issues around their ethnic and racial identities. It found that the program helps promote key developmental constructs that can enhance the positive ... Read More »

The last of the ‘90s babies head to uni
The last of the ‘90s babies head to uni (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Want to reach them? Forget telephone or email; try social media instead. They were born in the year that could have ended it all – right before the turn of a new century and the potential chaos the so-called Y2K ... Read More »

Planning and Participation: a new study targeting teenagers with autism
Planning and Participation: a new study targeting teenagers with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescence is a critical period of transition between childhood and adulthood. Teenagers experience rapid developmental changes and face new challenges from the world around them. At the same time, they are looking to develop their independence – relying less on ... Read More »

Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming
Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ... Read More »

 
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