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2014-06-04 12:30:26

OTTAWA, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's leaders are playing in the sand to make a better life for the next generation. In an effort to raise awareness about The Sandbox Project, several Canadian MPs, media personalities, NGOs and business leaders were building sand castles in the world's largest sandbox on Sparks Street in Ottawa on Wednesday. "With a specific focus on injury prevention, mental health, growing healthy bodies and the environment, The Sandbox Project is working hard to improve...

2014-04-29 08:34:14

National Runaway Safeline's New Study Finds a Connection Between Family Characteristics and Adolescent Runaway Behavior CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many family characteristics are predictors of youth runaway behavior, as determined in a new study released today by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), a 24/7 hotline and online services for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. The study reveals that it's more common for youth to run away who have parents that binge drink,...

2013-07-17 10:24:29

A new study by University of British Columbia researchers shows that although 90 per cent of East Asian adolescents in British Columbia are not sexually active, those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. "Most East Asian-Canadian adolescents have not had sex, but among those who have, one in four used alcohol or drugs before sex last time, and one-third have had two or more partners," says Yuko Homma, lead author and a post-doctoral research fellow with UBC School of Nursing....

2012-10-16 15:00:38

A new study by New York University professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that fathers´ parenting behavior influences the sexual behavior of their adolescent children. However, to date most parent-based research on adolescent sexual risk behavior has neglected the role of fathers, a missed opportunity to contribute to their adolescent children´s health and well-being. While it is well-established that...

2012-06-19 23:52:48

A study published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that young children who have been investigated for maltreatment by child welfare agencies have a higher prevalence of mental health problems and that very few receive treatment for those problems. Using data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being II (NSCAW II), a group of researchers led by Dr. Sarah McCue Horwitz, of Stanford University, examined...

2012-06-12 11:01:57

Rather than gaining "liquid courage" to let loose with friends, teenage drinkers are more likely to feel like social outcasts, according to a new sociological study. Published in the June issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, the study shows alcohol consumption leads to increased social stress and poor grades, especially among students in schools with tightly-connected friendship cliques and low levels of alcohol abuse. For their study, Robert Crosnoe, a professor of...


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