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2013-09-25 23:03:12

Teens open up about body image, communication, bullying and other issues in the lives of girls today. Nutley, NJ (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Cyber-bullying, texting, body image and peer pressure are all issues teen girls must face in today’s complex world. To help these teens, a second session of “It’s A Girl Thing,” a ten-week group program to empower teen girls, begins on October 15. It follows a successful session earlier this year. “Our spring session was lively and so...

2013-09-24 11:10:29

Friendships matter throughout life, and in early adolescence they provide validation and emotional support. Now a new study has found that friendships across ethnic groups in urban middle schools help protect youths from feeling vulnerable, making them feel less lonely and at the same time safer. As the population of children in the United States grows increasingly diverse, this study has implications for how educators oversee student interactions. The study, by researchers at the...

Casual Attitude Sibling Bullying
2013-09-23 14:17:01

[ Watch The Video: Sibling Bullying Could Lead To Mental Problems ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many recent public awareness campaigns have focused on preventing bullying among peers, whether that bullying takes place at school or the workplace. However, some new studies have begun looking at the home as the place where the psychological mechanisms that give rise to bullying first take root. In one such study recently published in the Journal of Interpersonal...

School Desks Causing Kids Back Pain
2013-09-23 12:15:50

[ Watch The Video: Backpacks Could Lead To Backpain ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As adults around the United States watch with schadenfreude as kids around them settle back into their school-day routines, it may concern them to know that the ergonomics of a child’s school environment are less than optimal. In fact, some kids are suffering physical consequences because of the amount of time they spend sitting at a desk or lifting heavy books. According to a...

2013-09-20 11:30:06

UCSF clinical research study first to compare refeeding protocols for anorexia nervosa Higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets that currently are recommended for adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The findings will be published in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health along with an accompanying editorial and two supporting...

2013-09-17 23:17:46

California Treatment Center to be an Exhibitor and Workshop Sponsor at NCAD Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Adolescent Growth announces its sponsorship of the upcoming National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD). The conference will take place September 21-25, 2013 at the Marriott Anaheim, California, and will feature speakers on a variety of topics related to addiction. The conference is geared toward treatment counselors, therapists, doctors, nurses and...

2013-09-13 11:05:12

-Previous research has found contradictory linkages among cognition, verbal skills, and later alcohol use. -A new study has found that better verbal development during childhood predicts more frequent drinking and intoxication during adolescence and young adulthood. -Study authors speculate this verbal/alcohol association may be partially due to peer associations. Some studies have found that poorer cognitive abilities during adolescence and early adulthood predict an increased risk for...

2013-09-12 23:02:14

SURGE uses interactive rock concert/comedy show/youth rally to address common teen issues. Garden Valley, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 With the recent headlines of school shootings, random killings, bullying and suicides, teens are returning to school this year with lots of apprehension. SURGE is a brand new movie theater experience -- part rock concert, part comedy show, part youth rally -- that will give an empowering message of hope to hundreds of thousands of teens who are facing...

2013-09-10 11:15:36

Study suggests focus on mental health key to improving physical health Adding a mental health component to school-based lifestyle programs for teens could be key to lowering obesity, improving grades, alleviating severe depression and reducing substance use, a new study suggests. As a group, high-school students who participated in an intervention that emphasized cognitive behavioral skills building in addition to nutrition and physical activity had a lower average body mass index,...

Texting May Be A Tip-Off For Delinquent Behavior In Adolescents
2013-09-10 08:51:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Texting about antisocial topics and behaviors can indicate the likelihood that an adolescent will take part in more rule-breaking, delinquent or aggressive behavior, according to new research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. The results of the study, which was led by Samuel Ehrenreich of the University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, is the first to directly, naturally and...


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