This trial is evaluating whether Unstuck & On Target: High School will improve 2 primary outcomes, 2 secondary outcomes, and 3 other outcomes in patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline, End of Intervention.
This trial requires 224 total participants across 1 different treatment group
This trial involves a single treatment. Unstuck & On Target: High School is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"Between 15.5 and 43.1 million US residents aged 11 to 17 will develop at least one unhealthy lifestyle characteristic in a 10-year period. The prevalence of overweight/obesity was high." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Adolescent-focused treatments have been the most commonly used, followed by brief general-purpose treatments. The most commonly used treatment in all four domains combined is intensive specialty behavioral medicine." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The causes of adolescent behavior are diverse. Many underlying influences and causal influences have not been identified. The causes of adolescent behavior need to be studied comprehensively in order to better understand the mental health needs of the adolescent population." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Signs of adolescent psychosocial distress include depression and substance use. In children, behaviors of self-injury, truancy, and bullying are commonly reported. Parental attitudes and perceptions of adolescents also play an important role in the occurrence of adolescent behaviors." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Atypical psychopharmacologic treatments have shown varying degrees of success, with a lack of consensus as to how to define and characterize successful treatment. Further research is necessary to find the most effective means of curing pathological adolescent behavior." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"adolescent behavior is a combination of many factors that vary across various subpopulations including race, age, and sexual orientation. It is crucial to view the factors influencing each adolescent's behavior through an interdisciplinary lens in order to formulate effective solutions to behavior problems." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"[School is a hard place. A good place to start is to help youth build their resilience. Here at Harvard University we offer a range of resilience-building programs at every level of schooling, from high school all the way to postgraduate training, to help youth succeed in life. Students get to explore what motivates them and what's important to them so they can learn resilience skills from mentors in the classroom, on the basketball courts, and through other community-based programs. Unstuck & on target: High School." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"More adolescent boys are having risky sex and engaging in multiple sex partners during their adolescence compared with girls. The differences appear to continue into young adulthood. We cannot determine the causal factors behind the different sexual behavior patterns of boys and girls. Further research should explore whether these gender-specific patterns are attributable to environmental or biological factors." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"This review of the literature was limited to the last 5 years. There are many reasons behind the limitations of this review, including time and money constraints and the fact that the literature tends to concentrate on adolescent psychosocial issues, and less on research in adolescent behaviors. However, the most recent reviews on adolescent behaviors do exist and future reviews should seek to include them because adolescent behavior research appears to be pertinent in light of the needs and experiences of emerging adolescent populations." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The most common side effects of stucks and on target show the same types of problems we expect from other high school years. These problems (e.g., self-harm, drinking, drug use) occur throughout all year groups and vary little between the two groups." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Students are making healthy decisions: physical activity, diet and sleep quality, and avoiding alcohol. Higher SES and greater family function can make healthier lifestyles for teenagers." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"A clinical trial was more effective at impacting the adolescent behavior at baseline than the parent treatment. Adolescents are more likely to be willing to participate in the treatment than parents, and as such, adolescent behavioral health can be a stronger motivator for adolescents compared to parents in adolescent clinical trials." - Anonymous Online Contributor