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How We Talk About Racial Equity in Adolescence Matters

January 27, 2022

We talk with our friends at FrameWorks Institute about their latest report on strategies to talk about racial equity in adolescence in ways that cut through stereotypes and misunderstandings.

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Look Back at 2021: A Year in Review

December 16, 2021

Digital Content Contributor Allyson Nesmith recaps the work we did in 2021 to promote positive adolescent development amid the uncertainties of the pandemic.

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Positive Youth Development is a Family Affair

November 30, 2021

Digital Content Contributor Allyson Nesmith writes about the importance of the family context in adolescence and recaps our latest webinar with Dr. Velma McBride Murry in our latest blog post.

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“Who are you going to be?”

October 27, 2021

“Who are you going to be?” You hear that question a lot around Halloween. And during adolescence.

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“We Do Have Good Solutions!” What We Need to Do to Support Youth Mental Health

September 30, 2021

There are solutions to youth mental health issues. A recent panel discussion at the Commonwealth Club of California described the work needed to get these solutions to young people who need help.

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Rebuilding with Adolescents in Mind: Key Takeaways from the Summer Webinar Series

July 30, 2021

Our Digital Communications Intern Allyson Nesmith, shares her reflections on our recent webinar series on school re-entry.

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The Joy, Happiness, and Beauty of Celebrating Blackness

June 25, 2021

Our Digital Communications Intern Allyson Nesmith, writes about the ways that she celebrates her identity as a Black woman and the joy of her experiences.

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The Remarkable Resilience of LGB Youth of Color

June 2, 2021

A new research paper in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence by Dr. Stephen Russell and PhD student Allen Mallory looks at how racial discrimination intersects with LGB discrimination to affect the mental health of sexual minority youth of color.

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After Grad: Living with Family, Now as a Young Adult

May 28, 2021

CDA’s Digital Communications Intern Allyson Nesmith explains how this renegotiation of family roles and responsibilities can be handled in ways that end up preparing us for healthy relationships throughout our lives.

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Science in Action: A Research-Informed Intervention that Supports Youth in Foster Care

April 29, 2021

National Scientific Council member Dr. Leslie Leve, University of Oregon, spoke recently about how research can pinpoint the “key ingredients” that make more effective programs and interventions for youth.

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