3048.0 Adolescent Risk Taking: Antecedents, Trends, and Interventions

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session provides an in-depth examination of recent trends in risk behaviors among adolescents and antecedents to risky sexual behaviors. The program also features an overview of an intervention program with a focus on behavior risk reduction among urban African American adolescents.
Session Objectives: Recognize the prevalence of sexually risky behaviors and related health concerns among low-income communities. Describe how trends in non sexual risk behaviors are associated with trends in sexual risk behaviors in adolescents. Link behavioral and psychological markers associated with sexually risky behavior. Discuss utilization of antecedents to sexually risky behavior for targeted prevention interventions. Discuss the policy and programmatic implications of trends in sexual risk behaviors.

8:30 AM
Co-variation in sexual and nonsexual risk behaviors over time among U.S. high school students 1991 2005
John S. Santelli, MD, MPH, Marion Carter, PhD, Patricia Dittus, PhD and Mark Orr, PhD
8:55 AM
Behavioral and psychological antecedents of sexually risky behaviors among high risk adolescents
Alexis Magdalene Inabinet, MA, Maja Altarac, MD, MPH, PHD, John Bolland, PhD and T. Mark Beasley, PhD
9:20 AM
Behavioral Risk Assessment of Urban Minority Adolescents
Diana M. Ingram, PhD, MPH, BSP, Naomi Morris, MD, MPH, Shaffdeen Amuwo, PhD, Barbara L. Dancy, PhD, Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MA, MSW, Donald R. Hedeker, PhD and Linda H. Coles, EdD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing