5118.0 Adults Matter: The Importance of Intergenerational Support for Adolescents

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
(1) Describe how familial conflict in childhood is associated with subsequent substance use disorders in adolescence. (2) Discuss aspects and strategies of mother-daughter communication regarding sex among urban families-of-color. (3) Discuss youth perspectives on parent education and skills development that would assist parents/guardians to better help promote adolescent sexual health.
Session Objectives: This session presents research findings on the role of familial and non-familial adult supports for adolescent health. Topics include familial risk factors and development of substance use in adolescents; mother-daughter communication about sex; youth perceptions on role of parents/guardians in promoting sexual health; and school connectedness and alcohol use.
Lauren Radano and Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA

10:30 AM
A Prospective Study of Familial Conflict, Psychological Stress, and the Development of Substance Use Disorders in Adolescence
Margie Skeer, MSW, MPH, Marie C. McCormick, MD, ScD, Sharon-Lise Normand, PhD, Stephen L. Buka, ScD and Stephen E. Gilman, ScD
11:13 AM
It all starts at home: Young people's perspectives on the role of parents/guardians in promoting adolescent sexual health
Jennifer Sarah Tiffany, PhD, Jaqueline Davis-Manigaulte, EdD, Mary Grenz Jalloh, MPH, MS, Jane L. Powers, PhD, Amanda Purington, MS, Premini Sabaratnam, MPH and Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH
11:31 AM
Relationship Between the School Connectedness Asset and Youth Alcohol Use
Cheryl Aspy, PhD, Sara Vesely, PhD, Eleni Tolma, MPH, PhD, Roy Oman, PhD, Sharon Rodine, LaDonna Marshall and Janene Fluhr, MA

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)