Three new Research-to-Results briefs from the nonprofit Child Trends offer research-based advice and assistance to after-school practitioners charged with looking out for the health and well-being of the youth in their care. The guides list the signs and symptoms of various risk behaviors, share statistics on current trends and provide examples of questions to ask youth.
• “Assessing Substance Use and Abuse among Adolescents,” http://www.childtrends.org/Files/Substance%20Use.pdf.
• “Assessing the Diet, Exercise, Body Image, and Weight of Adolescents,” http://www.childtrends.org/Files/Child_Trends-2007_03_14_RB_TeenDietandOST.pdf.
• “Assessing the Mental Health of Adolescents,” http://www.childtrends.org/Files/MentalHealth.pdf.
Free. Four pages each. (202) 572-6000.