In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Key statistics related to the teen death rate in the U.S.

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    The three leading causes of death for American teens.

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    Strategies for addressing key risk factors and understanding the teen years.

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    Strategies for supporting families and communities to foster teen well-being.

Key Takeaway

Understanding Teens’ Realities is Key to Reducing Teen Deaths

The rate of teen deaths in the U.S. has declined over the last decade, but remained high compared to peer nations. Adults grossly underestimate the level at which teens engage in risky behaviors, which includes substance use, unsafe sexual activity and careless or reckless driving. At the same time, research shows that parental involvement and access to community resources can help reduce many of these risks and contribute to teens’ healthy development.

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