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  • Giving Teens Purpose and Hope For The Future

    We can all help improve the lives of teens and give them resilience in the midst of a critical time in their lives by helping them find a sense of purpose and hope for their futures!The Teen Voice 2009 Survey found that teens who have hope and pur...

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  • Making knowledge matter: After sex ed and the talk with parents

    My name is Nancy Brown and I am an adolescent health specialist with two daughters ages 14 and 11. My goal at Healthline is to provide youth, teens, and young adults with medically accurate health information to questions that still exist after se...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.43

    Thank you Dr. Joseph Kim, at Medicine & Technology for hosting Grand Rounds 5.43 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about the upcoming Wellness Assessment for Youth to Get Organized (WAY2GO!).This week was a great read with i...

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  • Facebooking As a Family

    OK, my kids and I are all officially on Facebook and at least they have their privacy settings set tight, and I have to say, it has been very interesting!Here is what surprised me:I am not the oldest Facebook user on the earth (although completely...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 3.42

    I want to thank Tara C. Smith at Aetiology for hosting Grand Rounds 3.42 this week and including my post about adolescent reproductive health. This week was a little sobering, but the link to the medical images was great.Photo credit: web_guy94301...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.13

    Thanks to Laurie Edwards at A Chronic Dose for hosting Grand Rounds 5.13 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about how parents can foster the Developmental Assets that help teens succeed as adults.This week included some great post...

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  • Report About Childrens Exposure To Violence

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently released a report on the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), which provides the first real estimates of the nature and extent of violence in the l...

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  • Suggestions for Dealing with the Virginia Tech Tragedy

    The events at Virginia Tech shattered everyone's normal sense of urgency as we race towards the end of the school year hoping to participate in events or finish projects and papers. The normal routine may seem less significant in light of this tr...

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  • Movie Review: New Moon

    oooh la la I am so tired this morning because ... of course, we had to see New Moon at 12:05 AM this morning. Luckily the theater let us arrive two hours early and sit waiting cozily inside, doing homework, reading and listening to the chatter of ...

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  • I Won't Grow Up! Part 2

    I promised follow-up, and here it is, although not very dramatic. The weekend arrived, and of course, the list remained undone, but my resolute teen started on the list, and stayed focused for about four hours. She then took a break and enjoyed wa...

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About the Author

Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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