3047.0 Risk and Resilience in Adolescence: High risk and health promoting behaviors

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
This oral session will provide in depth analysis of the issues impacting adolescents' risky and healthy behaviors. Disparities among different groups will be addressed, including inner city youth, immigrants and youth impacted by Katrina. Opportunities to build upon existing assets and leverage risk-averse youth attitudes will be covered.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the asset building approach to reducing risk behavior among youth. 2. Articulate how youth influence their peers in both positive and negative ways in terms of risk and health promoting behaviors. 3. Identify health inequities by race/ethnicity, gender, age or neighborhood. 4. Describe trends in risk behaviors among New Orleans youth over the last decade.
Lynn Roberts, PhD and Katie Sellers, MPH, DrPH

9:00 AM
Risk behaviors among New Orleans adolescents, 1997-2007
Katie Sellers, DrPH, R. Alison Hart, MPH, Lauren Granen, MPH and Lisanne Brown, PhD
9:20 AM
Building on youth assets: A model to assess and address inequities in youth health
Janet Brown, MSc, Sonia Jain, DrPH MPH and Wendi Wright, MPH
9:40 AM
Migration to the U.S. and attitudes towards risk and uncertainty among Mexican adolescents
Christine Tucker, MPH, Maria del Pilar Torres, MA, Alexandra Minnis, PhD, MPH and Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, MSc

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Women's Caucus

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