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HSCI 436: Health Concerns of Adolescents: HSCI436 Assignment


 Health Issue Paper and Presentation – (8 page minimum, 20 minute maximum) In groups of three, prepare a research paper and presentation on any teacher approved health issue. Paper must have a minimum of four (4)peer review articles and be in APA format.  Presentation of research should be simple, concise and in an interesting manner with all group members contributing.  Be creative, use visuals, video clips, activities, any media that will help classmates retain the information.

Possible topics include:

  • Alcohol Use,
  • Tobacco Use,
  • Substance Use,
  • Eating Disorders,
  • Bullying,
  • Obesity,
  • Physical Education,
  • Teen Pregnancy,
  • Sports Safety,
  • Sex Education,
  • Depression,
  • Self-Mutilation (this is not an all-inclusive list; you may create your own topic).


  Under individual headings/ sub-headings research

  1. description of health issue and effect on adolescents   
  2. prevalence of health issue
  3. co-occurring issues
  4.  risk and protective factors
  5.  warning signs
  6. screenings and assessments
  7.  example of a prevention program for this health issue (including structure, content and delivery), and 8
  8. conclusion.