500 words or so, apa format, etc.
Health Problems among Teens and Young Adults
The course textbook An Introduction to Community Healthrefers to teens and their risky behaviors. The number of single parenthouseholds with children under the age of eighteen continues to rise.Unemployment is higher for teens and young adults, especially forminority populations. Health behavior and lifestyle choices are testedduring this timeframe, with tobacco use, underage drinking, abuse ofprescription illegal drugs, and risky sexual behavior. Teen violence andsuicide are also a cause of concern to families and the community.
Based on your understanding of the topic, create a report in a Microsoft Word document answering the following questions:
How do social and environmental factors affect teensand young adults making healthy or unhealthy decisions? How influentialis the family environment?
What motivates teens to form groups and how do negative behaviors increase when teens are involved in small or large gangs?
What specific issues does the U.S. minority population face in termsof health issues, lack of healthcare, and risky behaviors?
What specific type of community program would you develop if youwere in charge of improving options for teens and young adults? Whatcommunity members would you seek to speak with about your programproposal and how important is it to include influential communitymembers who can help support legislation, space, or financial servicesto help a community program succeed?
How will education reduce risk taking behaviors? What type of followup and evaluation will you do to ensure a successful program?