RAND research on children covers the prenatal period up to age 18 and includes areas such as child health and the role of the family unit, neighborhoods, and communities in influencing child well-being. RAND's family-focused research covers additional topics such as marriage and divorce, senior care, and family finances.
In this review, we assess the state of the research literature on teen dating violence.
Employment of New Mothers and Child Care Choice
This study used latent growth mixture modeling to identify discrete developmental patterns of marijuana use from early adolescence (age 13) to young adulthood (age 23) among a sample of 5,833 individuals.
Evaluates the impact of a state-of-the art drug prevention program, Project ALERT, on risk factors for drug use in mostly rural Midwestern schools and communities.
In this study, the authors have linked two existing databases of the New York State Department of Health to evaluate the relation between congenital malformations and residential proximity to hazardous waste sites in New York State.
Using a new technique for tracing the sequence of use over time, this study examined the pattern of drug involvement among 4,145 West Coast adolescents over the 4-year span from grades 7-10.
Substance Abuse Problems Among High Risk Youths and Potential Intervention
The authors tested a model of the process of becoming involved with drugs during junior high.
This paper reports results over a 6-year period for a multisite randomized trial that achieved reductions in drug use during the junior high school years.
This chapter describes a program accountability system developed to support evaluation of all school programs in each county across South Carolina
Describes how an external program evaluation team that headed up several comprehensive evaluation studies worked hand-in-hand with program staff and others seeking to build and improve one program within LAAMP, Parents as Learning Partners (PLP).
The present study investigated the relationship between perceived parenting styles, depersonalisation, anxiety and coping behaviour in a normal high school student sample (N=276).
This report, based on 2000 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data, presents prevalence estimates for current use of smokeless tobacco, cigars, bidis, kreteks, and pipes among youth in the United States.
One problem of substantial importance to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is meeting the mental health needs of new immigrant children.
Established in 1987, the program model, called Phoenix Academy, is a modified therapeutic community for adolescents that integrates an on-site public school into the treatment milieu. The model employs the view that substance abuse is the outward manifestation of a broad set of personal and developmental problems.
In this chapter the authors describe the Phoenix Academy program.
Emotional effects of bullying can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including increased levels of anxiety, depressed mood, social withdrawal.
Reactions among students to witnessing or experiencing violence, and treatment options: critical incident debriefing, psychotherapy and medications.
Revealed an incongruity between parents' reported expectations, their communication behaviors, and physicians' perceptions of parents' expectations.
To pilot-test a school mental health program for Latino immigrant students who have been exposed to community violence.