5129.0 Family Structure, Communication and Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
Youth experiencing negative life events are at greater risk of engaging in risk behaviors. Family structure and communication patterns can serve as a protective or risk factor for such behaviors. As such, family interactions are increasingly been viewed as a site for intervention.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify critical issues to address in the development of family-based programming; 2. Describe the role of family income and family structure in the association of negative life events; 3.
Barbara E. Giloth, DrPH, CHES

10:30 AM
Family communication constraints as health intervention challenge: Parent-child conversation about indoor tanning
Laura M. Friedenberg, Yajin Wang, T.C. Kelvin Choi, Brian G. Southwell, PhD and DeAnn Lazovich, PhD
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Where does bullying take place among adolescents when they are at school?
H. Wesley Perkins, PhD, Jessica M. Perkins, MS and David W. Craig, PhD
11:30 AM
Do Family Structure and Family Income Mediate the Influence of Negative Life Events on Ever Having Sexual Intercourse in Adolescents?
Marshall Cheney, MA, Roy Oman, PhD, Sara Vesely, PhD, Cheryl Aspy, PhD and Eleni Tolma, MPH, PhD

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG

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