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Improving the Odds for Adolescents Resources

These videos have been developed specifically for the Improving the Odds for Adolescents project on the most pressing topics and issues in adolescent health today. The goal of making these resources easily available is to foster fertile and informed public discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of existing state-level policies and to enable policymakers to work towards establishing a system that equitably supports the health and well-being of all adolescents.

Videos

Highlights of Interview with Dr. Robert Blum (5m:02s)

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Dr. Blum talks about risky behaviors, effective prevention strategies, new brain development research, and common misconceptions about adolescents.

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Highlights of Interview with Dr. John Santelli (5m:38s)

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Dr. Santelli discusses rising teen pregnancy rates, abstinence only education, prevention strategies that work, and the relationship between poverty and risk in adolescent reproductive health.

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