Examining the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science of Adolescent Development – New Report and Webinar May 16

There have been extraordinary advances in knowledge about the unique developmental processes of adolescence as well as understanding the important role of this developmental period in shaping the trajectory of the life course.

The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development, health, well-being, and resilience including the science of positive youth development. The report also focuses on how this knowledge can be applied to education, health, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems so that adolescent well-being, resilience, and development are promoted and that systems address structural barriers and inequalities in opportunity and access. 

Advance copies will be available to reporters only starting at noon EDT on Wednesday, May 15.

The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 16.

In addition, members of the committee that conducted the study will present the report’s findings and recommendations and answer questions during a webinar starting at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16.

Richard J. Bonnie (chair), University of Virginia
Anna Aizer, Brown University 
Angela Diaz, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center 
Joanna Lee Williams, University of Virginia

Reporters who wish to obtain copies should contact the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.

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