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How We Can Support Youth to Learn What They Need to Build Healthy Relationships

February 27, 2024

Digital Content Contributor Allyson Nesmith summarizes suggestions from our third Love in Adolescence webinar, about how adults can help youth learn about healthy romantic relationships.

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Helping Youth Cultivate their Sense of Purpose

November 15, 2023

What does it mean to have a purpose? And how can we help young people cultivate their sense of purpose during adolescence? These were questions tackled during our recent webinar, “Cultivating Purpose in Adolescence.”

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Supporting Youth Mental Health with Dr. Rhonda Boyd

September 25, 2023

UCLA CDA’s Allyson Nesmith talks with NSCA member Rhonda Boyd, PhD, about how adults can support youth mental health and wellbeing.

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How can we support the unique developmental needs of adolescents?

June 12, 2023

Science journalist Lydia Denworth spoke with Dylan Gee, PhD, Associate Professor, Yale University and Shimica Gaskins, JD, President and CEO, GRACE/End Child Poverty CA to tackle the second question at our second annual Brain Development Symposium.

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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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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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Preparing for Reentry: Supporting Adolescents as the World Reopens

March 29, 2021

Youth need support as we start to transition back to in-person activities. NSCA members Candice Odgers, PhD, and Nick Allen, PhD, have some ideas about what that support might look like.

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We All Need Wellness Days

March 22, 2021

Allyson Nesmith writes about how adolescents, and the institutions they interact with, are finding ways to form new health and wellness habits that could be helpful in non-pandemic times, too.

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Connection in Quarantine: Adolescent Romance Rolls On

February 12, 2021

Allyson Nesmith writes about how adolescents are finding ways to form the romantic connections that are so important to development.

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The Resilient Generation

September 25, 2020

How we support young people through this pandemic—and the racial justice and climate issues we need to address—can help them discover their own resilience and weather this storm prepared to heal the world.

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