Topic: Tobacco Prevention
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Awarded the Promising Practices Award for Promoting Adolescents' Strengths (2010)
Topic: Suicide Prevention
Stop Youth Suicide Campaign
The Stop Youth Suicide Campaign (SYSC) is a grassroots non-profit organization led by the division of adolescent medicine at the University of Kentucky, dedicated to the formulation and implementation of prevention and intervention programs targeted toward at-risk individuals. In addition to our current outreach programs, the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign hosts an annual conference with the intent to prevent adolescent suicide through community awareness and educational programming. Since 2000, SYSC has acted as central Kentucky's leading community effort striving to raise awareness and educate the public regarding the high-risk behaviors that could lead to suicide and also leads the advocacy efforts with the state legislatures which has resulted in several youth suicide prevention bills. More information about the unique intricacies can be found at www.stopyouthsuicide.com. For more information about the unique intricacies of this model, refer to the article "A model program for youth suicide prevention" by Hatim A Omar, MD (Int J Adolsc Med Health 2005; 17(3):275-78) or email@example.com
Topic: School Health
School-Based Health Promotion Center
The Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Kentucky operates two school-based health promotion centers; one in an urban area and one in a rural area of Kentucky. Each year since 2001, our school-based health promotion centers have provided free individual assessments of middle and high school freshman. The purpose of the school-based health promotion center is to promote positive behaviors and focus on the avoidance of risk-taking behaviors, including tobacco, alcohol and other substances and risky sexual behavior. We also provide comprehensive interventions for students needing these services. These efforts, have resulted in drastic reductions in unplanned teenage pregnancies, drug use, school dropout rates, suicide and other associated high-risk behaviors in these schools. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: School Health
School based health promotion center. Two centers, one in rural school and one in the city that provide risk assessment, identifying at risk teens and helping them improve while encouraging low risk teens to stay that way. This has contributed to significant improvement in teen outcomes in both places. For more information contact Hatim Omar at email@example.com.
If you would like to submit an adolescent health project to be considered for this database, please send a brief description of the project along with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated 7/11