Sunday, December 18, 2005

This Week's News: 18 Dec 2005

Adolescent Health, Youth Transitions to Adulthood

A Teen Health Gap - Health For Life
Newsweek - December 12, 2005 Issue
A Teen Health Gap Adolescents have unique medical issues, and a growing specialty is aimed at addressing them. Jonathan Torgovnik for Newsweek Schreiber, a recovering addict, says he is grateful for ...

Cross-Cutting Issues and Disconnected Youth

On Your Own without a Net: The Transition to Adulthood for Vulnerable Populations
In the decade after high school, young people continue to rely on their families in many ways-sometimes for financial support, sometimes for help with childcare, and sometimes for continued shelter. But what about those young people who confront special difficulties during this period, many of whom can count on little help from their families? On Your Own Without a Net documents the special challenges facing seven vulnerable populations during the transition to adulthood: former foster care youth, youth formerly involved in the juvenile justice system, youth in the criminal justice system, runaway and homeless youth, former special education students, young people in the mental health system, and youth with physical disabilities.

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