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Youth Health
The “choking game” is a strangulation activity that some youth participate in to achieve a high-like sensation. Learn the signs and find out what parents, teachers and other adults can do to help prevent participation in this dangerous activity.

Adolescence is a time of tremendous opportunity and change. The information found here is for youth, parents and the many people who support and provide services for them. The goal of our work is to promote the health and well-being of all adolescents in Oregon.  

Information for professionals and families about normal development: social, physical, mental, and emotional, including up-to-date, scientific-based, and dependable charts, fact sheets, articles, and publications about adolescent growth and development.
There is a strong, well-established link between health and learning. Students’ health impacts attendance, test scores, and the ability to pay attention in class.
Promoting the connections between health and education and building supportive funding, leadership and policy through implementation of the Coordinated School Health Blueprint for Action.
Oregon's 63 School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are a unique health care model in which comprehensive physical, mental and preventive health services are provided to youth and adolescents in a school setting
Information for youth, parents, schools, community partners, policy makers and health care providers about adolescent health (10-24 year olds).
Becoming a sexually healthy adult is one of the most important developmental tasks of adolescence. Healthy sexuality is to be respected, and requires a sense of responsibility to be emotionally and physically prepared and protected.