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School difficulties and co-occurring health risk factors: substance use, aggression, depression, and suicidal behaviors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23351110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PROBLEM: Effective prevention requires understanding vulnerable populations, early signs of health risks, and the impact of social contexts. We tested a model of co-occurring mental health risks among at-risk youth experiencing school difficulties.
METHODS: We analyzed data from a random sample of 336 at-risk youth, grades 9-12, who completed a comprehensive risk/protective factors assessment.
FINDINGS: Simultaneously controlling for correlations among health risks, we observed systematic associations among risk factors, with generally consistent patterns for males and females.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings underscore the importance of developing interventions that incorporate contextual influences and of identifying common adaptable strategies for attenuating co-occurring health risks for at-risk youth.
Authors:
Elaine Adams Thompson; Cynthia D Connelly; Deborah Thomas-Jones; Leona L Eggert
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1744-6171     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431738     Medline TA:  J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-84     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program, Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
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