3178.0 Risk behaviors and health promotion in context: school, family and physician's office

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
This poster session includes a broad range of current research on adolescent risk behaviors and health promotion in a variety of settings. The posters explore the relationships between school and family factors (such as school connectedness, academic failure, agressive behavior, parent relationship quality, perception of parenting) and health behaviors and outcomes (such as depression, agressive behavior, early sexual debut, teen pregnancy and parenting, injury, and sexually transmitted diseases). Health promotion interventions in schools, after school programs and clinical settings are covered.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss ways in which clinical settings can maximize opportunities for health promotion with adolescents. 2. Identify family, school and neighborhood determinants of adolescent health outcomes, such as early sexual debut, depression and seat belt use. 3. Articulate relationships between school factors, family factors, and adolescent behavior.
Katie Sellers, MPH, DrPH and Lynn Roberts, PhD

Board 2
A public health intervention for a small urban community: Lessons learned from the first year of the Journey Mentoring Program for inner-city youth
Kristi McClamroch, PhD, Mark Bobb-Semple, Asanté Shipp-Hilts, Dwight Williams, MSW, Ron Barrett and Bruce F. Coles, PhD
Board 3
Association between Maladaptive Conflict Managements Skills and Weapon Brandishment among Impoverished Adolescents
Alexis Magdalene Inabinet, MA, Maja Altarac, MD, MPH, PHD and John Bolland, PhD
Board 4
Risk Factors for Early Sexual Debut in Pregnant Adolescents
Margaret Rodan, ScD, Kathy S. Katz, PhD, Danielle Norman, MSEd, Karen M. Anderson, PhD, Lauren Courtney, Sylvia Tan, MS and Siva Subramanian, MD
Board 5
Aggression and perceptions of parenting among urban public middle school students
Kantahyanee Murray, PhD, Denise L. Haynie, PhD and Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH
Board 7
Impact of the family context on the development of social aggression among rural youth
Katherine J. Karriker-Jaffe, PhD, Vangie A. Foshee, PhD and Susan T. Ennett, PhD
Board 8
School connectedness, parent relationship quality, and adolescent risk behavior
Abigail A. Haydon, MPH and Carolyn T. Halpern, PhD
Board 9
Missed opportunities for intervening with adolescents during office visits
Linda L. Hill, MD, MPH, Melbourne F. Hovell, PhD, MPH, Joshua West, PhD, MPH, Elaine Blumberg, MA, Norma Kelley, BA, Carol L. Sipan, RN, MPH, Lawrence Friedman, MD, Larissa Salas, MPH and Katherine Schmitz, MPH

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Epidemiology, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus