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Love in Adolescence 3: A Panel Discussion on What Youth Could Be Learning About Building Healthy Relationships

February 13, 2024 | Filed in: Video

Adolescence is a window of profound social learning–and young people are particularly eager to learn about and from their romantic relationships. But advice from parents, social media, and school-based programs (where they exist) often miss the deeper questions about emotional intimacy. In this webinar, moderator Adriana Galván, Co-Executive Director of UCLA CDA, talks with panelists Thao Ha,…

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Video: Youth Engagement Matters

March 28, 2023 | Filed in: Video

In this online panel discussion, the creators of UCLA CDA’s recently released youth-engagement guides discussed how funders and youth-serving organizations can invest in and build youth-engagement programs that help young people and those who work with them succeed.

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2022 Adolescent Brain Development Symposium: Supporting Exploratory Learning During Adolescence

June 2, 2022 | Filed in: Video

Our first annual Symposium on Adolescent Brain Development in May 2022 brought together researchers, practitioners, and funders to discuss the following key question: How can we best support adolescents’ need to explore and learn about themselves and the world around them?

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Breaking Up: Love and Loss in Adolescence

February 17, 2022 | Filed in: Video

Adolescence is a time of intense social learning, and romantic relationships, and even breakups, can be powerful learning experiences during these years. But how can adults support this learning while young people are hurting? In a recent panel discussion, experts Dr. Nicole Green (UCLA), Dr. Ahna Suleiman (Sacramento State University), and Youth National Scientific Council members Makayla Dawkins…

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Supporting Youth in the Context of Family

November 19, 2021 | Filed in: Video

Dr. Velma McBride Murry, a professor at Vanderbilt University, talks with Dr. Andrew Fuligni about her extensive research on African-American parents and youth, and how she has used this information to develop and implement the Pathways for African American Success Program (PAAS) to enhance families’ skills to help their pre-teens make good decisions as they prepare to enter high school.

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A Conversation on Youth Mental Health

June 16, 2021 | Filed in: Video

Adolescent mental health was in the headlines long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The effects of the virus and related restrictions have added new twists to the discussion, highlighting rising rates of anxiety and depression while also creating an opportunity to prioritize youth well-being as we move forward. The UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent partnered with Young Invincibles (YI) to…

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How We Can Support Healthy Romantic and Sexual Development for Youth

January 27, 2021 | Filed in: Video

Romantic relationships during our adolescent years can be important aspects of healthy development and social learning. Given that most of this learning occurs in the context of peers, what kind of impact are social distancing and other COVID-related restrictions having on young peoples’ romantic and sexual relationships? And what can adults do to support healthy sexual and romantic development,…

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Back to School in the COVID Pandemic

July 20, 2020 | Filed in: Video

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