What You Need to Know About the Health Behaviors of High School Students

By NASN Profile posted 11-19-2018 14:12

A new educational activity from NASN presents on the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) study and how to interpret what these trends mean for your practice.  The YRBSS is the nation’s largest surveillance system designed to monitor health behaviors and experiences among high school students throughout the United States.  It summarizes behaviors and experiences that place youth at risk for HIV, STD, and pregnancy, with common school-based protective factors (e.g., school connectedness, parent engagement), and includes information on sexual behavior, high-risk substance use, violence victimization, mental health and suicide.  The program includes information on 10 year trends and sexual minority youth (SMY) data. Learn more or enroll in the online course today