- Country: United States of America
- Publisher: Institute for Youth Development
- Frequency of Publication: Quarterly
- Published: From: 2000 To: 2004
- ISSN: 1533-9890 (Print)
- Language: English
- Weblink: http://www.afhjournal.org
- Youth Risk Behaviour (Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Tobacco and Violence)
- Risk Avoidance
- Adolescent and Family Health
The Institute for Youth Development is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes research, messages, and action to help the nation’s youth avoid or abandon unhealthy behaviors. Recognizing the links between the major youth risk behaviors, the Institute promotes a comprehensive approach to the avoidance of alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, and violence.
The Institute’s Journal, Adolescent & Family Health, is a peer-reviewed quarterly publication for objective, scientific research that focuses on factors influencing youth risk behavior and risk avoidance. Adolescent & Family Health reports on unpublished original research, evaluation of youth risk-avoidance program outcomes, and on the factors that lead to the adoption of risk behaviors as well as their avoidance. These include, but are not limited to, the influence of positive relationships with parents and family, schools, other adult authority figures, extracurricular activities, faith-based organizations, sports, and peer groups, as well as academic achievement and the media. Through augmenting the scientific knowledge base on the influences on youth health, the Institute seeks to empower practitioners, families, and others engaged in building effective programs that protect America’s youth.