This is a research study by the University of Texas to the behavior of youth at risk in El Salvador.
Adolescence is an important stage of life for establishing healthy behaviors, attitudes, and lifestyles that contribute to current and future health. Health risk behavior is one indicator of health of young people that may serve both as a measure of health over time as well as a target for health policies and programs. This study examined the prevalence and distribution of youth health risk behaviors from five risk behavior domains–aggression, victimization, depression and suicidal ideation, substance use, and sexual behaviors–among public secondary school students in central El Salvador.
This article gives a clear overview of different kinds of risks that youth in Europe is facing.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks certain youth at-risk behaviors that they have deemed important and observable in their Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). Every two years, a report is created based on six categories of health risk behaviors:
- behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
- tobacco use, including when tobacco was first used, how many cigarettes are smoked per day
- alcohol and other drug use
- sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and STDs, including HIV infection
- unhealthy dietary behaviors
- physical inactivity, including obesity and asthma
This article gives the results of their latest statistics.
This article describes the influences of the family system on setting up your own company. As an entrepreneur you will find yourself connected with your family of origin (just like all of us by the way). This connection influences the way you do business and even how much success you will have. Becoming more aware of these ties and disentangling from them helps you to start and grow your business.
Business constellations is one of the three core methods used in the training methodology of the SENTYR project. Business constellations are a powerful way of getting access to intuitive information. They help entrepreneurs to accelerate their business in an easy way. At the same time taking many stakeholders into account including the planet, the people and future generations.
This article describes what business constellations are and how they can be used.
The need to create viable economic opportunities to engage rural youth is urgent. At the same time, the current youth bulge offers an unprecedented opportunity for practitioners and governments to harness the energy, motivation, and innovation of these young people to bolster economic development and social change, while addressing pressing food security needs. For rural youth in particular, new business creation in the agriculture sector can present an important and viable opportunity to earn a decent living. The International Youth Foundation’s (IYF’s) YouthMap2 program, a multi-country initiative aimed at better
understanding and addressing the challenges facing Africa’s young people, found evidence that agriculture’s position as a growth sector in many African nations could be a worthwhile option to provide young people opportunities within the value chain. Read more about it here.
These guidelines on Identifying Young People at risk of Early School Leaving have been produced for Local School Completion Programme (SCP) Coordinators by the Indiana Department of Eduaction in order to identify good practices for targeting young people at risk of early school leaving and to offer practical advice on targeting to projects based on the findings of a questionnaire sent to all SCP projects in January 2007.
Section One outlines a rationale to the practice of targeting resources to young people at risk of early school leaving and to communities at risk of socio-economic disadvantage. The rationale attempts to underpin many of the principles of the School Completion Programme.
Section Two identifies the causes of early school leaving and would-be leaving and outlines some of the pitfalls associated with the processes of identifying young people at risk of early school leaving.
Section Three highlights models that have been developed to identify young people at risk of early school leaving.
Section Four identifies good practice for identifying young people at risk of early school leaving arising out of questionnaires sent to SCP Local Co-ordinators in January 2007.