The adolescent brain is wired to test limits and take risks. While this stage of development is important in that it allows young people to explore their world and individuate as people, it also comes with great risk to both life and health. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is designed to help monitor the prevalence and trends of behaviors that put Alaskan youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that occur during adolescence and adulthood. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they explore the high risk behavior among teens and what the YRBS tells us about current trends.
- Marcia Howell, The Alaska Injury Prevention Center.
- Andrea Fenaughty, Public Health Scientist with DHSS.
- Jennifer Baker, Adolescent Health Project Coordinator in the Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health.
- Article on why teenagers are such impulsive risk-takers from Science Daily
- How to handle risky behavior and teenagers
- Why the teen brain is drawn to risk, from TIME
- Survival guide for parents of teenagers
- Risk behaviors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) provided by Alaska Department of Health
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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, March 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Monday, March 28, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT
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