This initiative will provide community-based organizations with $750 planning stipends to organize conversations about underage alcohol use, its impact, and prevention opportunities with a focus on aspects of underage drinking that are most critical to those local communities.
This video series addresses the growing understanding that adolescents and young adults need healthcare that is geared specifically to their needs, and is distinct from services provided to adults or young children.
This report describes the differences between the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-IV and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria that could affect national estimates of childhood serious emotional disturbance. The report also provides a description of DSM-5 updates that have been made, or are being made, to existing diagnostic instruments and screeners of childhood emotional and behavioral health.
This web section explains the five domains of adolescent development and the changes that are a normal and necessary part of adolescence. It also describes different ways that adolescents experience these changes, how adults can respond in supportive ways, and how to seek professional help if needed.
This campaign addresses the “cost-free” mentality among youth around the use of e-cigarettes. The FDA expanded its award-winning “The Real Cost” campaign to educate the nearly 10.7 million youth aged 12-17 who have ever used e-cigarettes or are open to trying them about the potential risks of e-cigarette use.