Race & Equity
At the Center for the Developing Adolescent, we are dedicated to improving adolescent health, education, and well-being through developmental science. That is a mission we cannot achieve without confronting the systemic racism, bias, and discrimination that impacts adolescents of color, and particularly Black adolescents, in this country.
The first Council Report from the National Scientific Council on Adolescence (NSCA), The Intersection of Anti-Black Racism and Adolescent Development, summarizes research on how racism and related inequities impact key developmental milestones of adolescence and offers recommendations to support Black youth within key social contexts of the middle and high school years.
To read the NSCA report and access summary materials, visit the Adolescence and Anti-Black Racism resource page.
Council Report | August 9, 2021The Intersection of Adolescent Development and Anti-Black Racism
Video | November 19, 2021Supporting Youth in the Context of Family
Brief | September 15, 2020How Developmental Science Can Help Us Address Inequities During Adolescence
Brief | October 2, 2020How Developmental Science Can Help Address Anti-Black Racism During Adolescence
Video | April 21, 2021Race & Equity Journal Club with Joanna Lee Williams & Lauren C. Mims