On Wednesday 29th February 2012 SCPHRP and Health Scotland co-hosted an Adolescent Health and Risk Behaviours Symposium. The Symposium focused on policy, research and practice relating to adolescent health and featured presentations from a variety of speakers, as well as panel discussions and opportunities for Q&A.
Welcome and Opening Introduction: John Frank and Grant Costello
Adolescent Health and Wellbeing – Time to do things differently? Dr. Harry Burns
Trends in adolescent risk behaviour and relationships between risk behaviours – Helen Sweeting
Intervention programmes to prevent multiple risk behaviour – Ruth Jepson
City of Edinburgh Council – Multiple risk behaviour approach
Dumfries and Galloway ’ Life stages
Tayside – Taking an asset based approach to reducing teenage pregnancy
Themes from Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children – Candace Currie
Comments from discussion panel and open discussions
Helen Sweeting: Trends in adolescent risk behaviours and relationships between risk behaviours: comparison of two West of Scotland cohorts
Ruth Jepson: Review of interventions/approaches to address multiple risk behaviours in adolescents
John Nicholls: An emerging policy to address young people’s Risk Taking Behaviours
Jo Kopela & Michele Mccoy: Approaches to Addressing Adolescent Health Needs in Dumfries & Galloway
Felicity Snowsill & Ann Eriksen: Teenage Pregnancy: Everybody’s business!
Candace Currie & Kate Levin: Risk, wellbeing and assets for health: findings from Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children: WHO Collaborative Cross-National Study