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Teens At Risk Behaviors - Common At-Risk Behaviors of Teenagers

Teens are know to engage in at-risk behaviors and experiment with drugs, gambling, sex and more behaviors that have very real and sometimes dire consequences. Parents can learn about these teen at-risk behaviors and get help with these resources.
  1. Teen Drug Use
  2. Teen Gambling (2)
  3. Teen Smoking
  4. Troubled Teens

Teen Sexting – What Should the Laws Be?
A place for parents to have their voices heard about teen sexting laws.

Sexting:Teens Putting Sex and Texting Together
Sexting is a growing practice of teens taht parents need to be aware of and deal with.

How Common Is Teen Sexual Harassment at School
How common is sexual harassment among teens at school?

Keep Your Teen From Becoming an Online Porn Star
Teens, unwittingly, get themselves mixed up in nude pictures, which can be used online by people your teen thought were friends. This can damage your teen's view of her/his self and hurt their sexuality.

Teen Sex and Substance Abuse Linked
Teen sex often goes hand in hand with substance abuse, according to an annual survey released Thursday by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Dating Violence in Teens - Helping a Teen Who is Sexually Abusive
Do you think your teen is sexually aggressive or abusive in their dating relationships? Find out how you can get help here.

Parenting Quiz: Is Your Teen 'At-Risk'?
A quiz based on the six categories of priority health risk behaviors developed by the CDC.

Shoplifting and Teenagers
What to do and what not to do if your teenager is caught shoplifting.

Signs of Gang Involvement
Parents, educators, and other concerned adults should watch for signs of gang involvement. Learn about them here.

Teenagers Running Away
What to do when they leave and what to do when they come home.

Drug Treatment Programs: Help for Teens Using Drugs
Help for teens using drugs, resources on outpatient drug treatment programs for teens are a good place to start if you suspect your teen is using drugs.

Teens in Treatment Terms: Acting Out
Understand acting out behavior by your teen. Kathy Rudlin, LCSW gives us an easy to understand explanation with a useful example.

When Your Teen is Mean
Mean behavior in teens is a serious warning sign. Meanness in teens is an extreme form of acting out that signals the teen may be in serious trouble.

How to Hospitalize a Teen in Crisis
How do I get my teen hospitalized in an emergency? Understanding emergency psychiatric hospitalization for teens to ensure their safety in a crisis situation.

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