The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
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June 21, 2016
June 20, 2016
Rates of marijuana use by Colorado teens have remained relatively stable in recent years, even after the state legalized the drug for recreational use, survey data show.
May 05, 2016
The rule has been pushed by some lawmakers, who've been concerned that a lack of regulation of e-cigarettes has led to increasing use by teens.
April 28, 2016
Naloxone can help stabilize people suffering from opioid or heroin overdoses until emergency medical help arrives. A company will offer the drug to all U.S. high schools.
February 05, 2016
Around the country, more educators and policy makers are considering whether schools should stock naloxone, which can reverse the effects of a heroin or prescription opioid overdose.
July 09, 2015
A new report released today includes the most recent federal data on issues like school-related deaths, student victimization, bullying, drugs, and school safety measures.
June 12, 2015
New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.
April 16, 2015
The finding comes from a nationally representative survey of students, which also found many students use multiple forms of tobacco products.
January 07, 2015
Teens overestimate how often their peers participate in risky sexual and drug-related behaviors, and those misperceptions may cause them to adjust their own behaviors, a study found.
January 06, 2015
Some schools are making special efforts to address prescription drugs in their drug abuse prevention programs, in part because of concern that abuse of painkillers can lead to heroin use.