The Youth Risk Behavior Study of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Implications for Practice

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Battered Women's Justice Project Webinar:

The Youth Risk Behavior Study of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Implications for Practice 

Date/Time: December 14, 2015, 1:00-2:30 Central Time

Presented by: Kevin Vagi, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist, Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Caitlin Prior, J.D., Staff Attorney and Trainer at Day One

Webinar Description: The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults: 1) Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; 2) Tobacco use; 3) Alcohol and other drug use; 4) Sexual Behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIS), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; 5) Unhealthy dietary behaviors; and 6) Physical inactivity. In addition, YRBSS monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma. YRBSS includes a national school-based youth risk behavior survey (YRBS) conducted by CDC and state and large urban school district school-based YRBSS conducted by state and local education and health agencies. The YRBSS report summarizes results for 104 health risk behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma from the 2013 national survey, 42 state surveys and 21 large urban school district surveys conducted among students in grades 9-12.

Webinar faculty will address findings related to teen dating violence. One (among many) interesting findings is the elevated risk of violence in the school environment vs. in the community.

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