Research :: Developmental Science/Approach

Parenting your (nearly) adult child

Dr. Elizabeth Ozer, AYAH-RN’s Principal Investigator, was interviewed in a recent article on how parenting practices need to evolve as teenagers get older and enter early adulthood.  Read the article here.

Developmental Science/Approach | Families | Young Adults

Adolescent Health Highlight: Physical Development and Daily Health Habits

This report by NAHIC and Child Trends discusses the importance of nurturing healthy habits during adolescence to support physical growth. It discusses the effects of habits including diet, physical activity, sleep, and oral health.

Developmental Science/Approach | Guidelines/Recommendations | Overviews/Fact Sheets | Reports | Trends

Adolescent School-Based Sex Education: Using Developmental Neuroscience to Guide New Directions for Policy and Practice

This policy analysis, coauthored by NAHIC’s Claire Brindis, discusses school-based sex education for adolescents. It argues that policy makers should take a scientific approach by using developmental neuroscience to policies surrounding this matter. The authors suggest that developments in the field of neuroscience can be used to inform innovative approaches to sex education policy and […]

Developmental Science/Approach | Journal Articles | Policy | Sexual and Reproductive Health

Helping Young Men Thrive: Positive Youth Development and Men’s Health

This 2009 article explores Positive Youth Development for youth. Positive youth development (PYD) is a strong and growing field that complements the traditional problem-focused view of youth, and describes and promotes the healthy development and positive outcomes of young people

Developmental Science/Approach | Males | Young Adults

Healthy Adolescent Psychosocial Development

This 2002 article was created for a work group that focused on adolescent health and psychological development.

Developmental Science/Approach | Guidelines/Recommendations