Reducing students’ belief in harmful stereotypes can improve school climate by reducing beliefs that may lead to bullying, violence, and victimization. As a result, this can improve health outcomes as well as academic performance.Read More
Data on cases, hospitalizations and vaccine coverage focused on youth ages 0-17 in King County is now available. This dashboard helps us look at how cases in youth compare to those of adults over time.Read More
More than 300,000 young people are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, and children have returned to in-person schooling this fall. Public Health—Seattle & King County is compiling data on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations among youth. The slides below offer an early snapshot of some of the key take-aways from our initial analysis.Read More
Youth age 12-15 can now get COVID-19 vaccination. Our immunizations manager answers questions, including about what teens can do after vaccination, testing of the vaccine, and how this age group can get vaccinated in King County.Read More
Today, we are thankful to share a piece by Rahel Ambachew as a part of Best Starts for Kids’ Stories of Resiliency & Strength series. Her story carries the resilient and ardent spirit of past generations and highlights the ongoing barriers that youth face while striving for full, fair participation in our democracy.Read More
There is a definite connection between the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of children and the juvenile justice system. Although exact numbers don’t currently exist, studies show that most victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children in King County have also been involved in the legal system.
The same systemic issues, racial inequity, and income inequality that make youth vulnerable to becoming involved in the legal system also make youth targets for perpetrators of CSE.Read More