Risking the Future: Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing (1987)

Panel on Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing

Risking the Future reviews in detail the trends in and consequences of teenage sexual behavior and offers thoughtful insights on the issues of sexual initiation, contraception, pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and the well-being of adolescent families. The report provides a systematic assessment of the impact of various programmatic approaches, both preventive and ameliorative, in light of the growing scientific understanding of the topic.

Schools and Health: Our Nation's Investment (1997)

Committee on Comprehensive School Health Programs in Grades K-12

This report reviews information on Comprehensive School Health Programs for children in grades K-12, explores the needs of today's students, and examines how those needs can be met through program design and development. Schools and Health also gives broad recommendations for the programs, with suggestions and guidelines for national, state, and local actions.

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success (1999)

Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children

Based on the extensive research synthesized in Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children, this book identifies the most important questions and explores the authoritative answers on the topic of how children can grow into readers. Included are 55 activities to do with children to help them become successful readers, a list of recommended children's books, and a guide to CD-ROMs and websites.

The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-Being of Children and Families (1995)

Committee on Unintended Pregnancy

The Best Intentions offers frank discussion, synthesis of data, and policy recommendations on family planning issues and sheds light on the questions and controversies surrounding unintended pregnancy. The report considers the effectiveness of over 20 pregnancy prevention programs and offers specific recommendations to put the United States on a par with other developed nations in terms of contraceptive attitudes and policies. In addition, it summarizes the health and social consequences of unintended pregnancies for men, women, and the children they bear and examines the variety of reasons unintended pregnancies occur.

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