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Presented at the 21st Annual Research Conference

Youth Group Participation: A Potential Component of Clinical Care for Behavioral Difficulties

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Session Number: 5 Room: Salon G

Presenting: William Bannon; Mary McKay

All Authors for this paper: William Bannon; Mary McKay

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: OBJECTIVE: To determine if participation in youth groups is associated with preferable behavioral outcomes. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted among youth that participated in the ADD Health study. RESULTS: Data indicated that youth group participation is protective of various types of delinquent behaviors, sexual risk-taking, and substance abuse, as well as combining of these behaviors. CONCLUSION: These findings offer preliminary evidence supporting youth groups as a potential component of clinical care for behavioral difficulties.


Session Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Time: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM