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March 2024 Research Roundup

March 20, 2024 | Filed in: Guide | Research Roundup

In this issue of our quarterly Research Roundup, we provide an overview of some recent research showcasing the protective role of positive lifestyle factors for mental health, the benefits of continuing contribution, an effective intervention to support positive racial-ethnic identity exploration, synchronized brain activity between parents and youth, and the importance of timing in parental…

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Youth Engagement in Research and Evaluation

January 16, 2023 | Filed in: Guide

High-quality youth engagement within an organization can be an all-around win. Involving young people in research and evaluation improves the quality and relevance of both the research and ultimately the programs, policies, and organizations that serve young people. It also helps youth develop skills that they’ll need to thrive as contributing adults. The challenge is to engage youth in research…

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FOR PARENTS & ADOLESCENTS: COVID-19: Resources for Parents and Teens

June 24, 2020 | Filed in: Guide

​The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) has put together this fantastic resource page for adolescents and their parents. They offer guides for protecting physical and mental health during the pandemic, strategies for parents, and links to online learning—which is important now that so many summer camps and classes are closed.

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Autonomy and Connection

August 29, 2019 | Filed in: Guide

Close relationships with trusted adults during adolescence provide the stability we need to be autonomous and connected to others. Increasing agency over our own lives is an important part of growing up. During adolescence, we learn to regulate our emotions, form and express our own opinions, and manage our own health, finances, and careers. But this increasing autonomy doesn’t mean going it…

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