American Academy of Pediatrics, Department of Practice. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education website. Specifically, federal and state governments should: 1.
Total Population and Uninsured Persons Under Age 65: Percent by Selected Population Characteristics, United States, First Half of 2005 (Table 1).
Children’s health insurance status and Medicaid/ SCHIP eligibility and enrollment.
Number of Accredited Programs for the Current Academic Year (2009-2010), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Training Opportunities in Adolescent Medicine – 2010, The Society for Adolescent Medicine.
Availability of Pediatric Services and Equipment in Emergency Departments: United States, 2002-03.
Overall rates of injury and death increase dramatically from childhood to late adolescence.1 Due to developmental and social factors, such as time spent without adult supervision and increasing independence, adolescents are more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors than either younger children or adults. The maturation of brain networks responsible for self-regulation often does not occur until late adolescence, making adolescents more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors.
These are just a few of the factors that contribute to greater risk of injury or violence in this age group.2 Violence and unintentional injury are two of the interrelated areas of vulnerability that adolescents may encounter.
The Study of Developmental Psychopathology in Adolescence: Integrating Affective Neuroscience with the Study of Context. Program Committee for a Workshop on the Synthesis of Research on Adolescent Health and Development, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Miller, Jacqueline W.; Nain, Timothy S.; Brewer, Robert D.; Jones, Sherry E. Binge Drinking and Associated Health Risk Behaviors Among High School Students.
Graduated Driver Licensing in the United States: Evaluation Results from the Early Programs.
National Mental Health Information Center: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.
Accessed July 2009, from mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/schoolviolence/