Promise of Adolescence Webinar Series

You may recall the release of The Promise of Adolescence in August of 2019 which is a report that examines the neurobiological and sociobehavioral science of adolescent development and identifies how these findings can be applied to four key sectors: child welfare, education, health, and justice.

Over the past several decades, research has fundamentally changed our understanding of how adolescents—young people ages 10 to 25—develop, grow, and learn. Changes in brain structure and function afford young people a remarkable capacity to learn, adapt to changes, and explore their own creativity. Adolescent brains are uniquely fit to meet the needs of this stage of life, allowing them to explore new environments and build new relationships with the world and people around them.

But what does our new understanding mean for society? How can we create the kinds of settings and supports that allow adolescents to thrive and make meaningful contributions to the world around them?

A new webinar series being hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will discuss how systems can capture the opportunity of this developmental period. Experts from the committee will discuss the recent advances in adolescent development science and the opportunities for implementing developmentally-informed practices within each sector.

The webinar series will be of interest to practitioners, advocates, researchers, parents, and adolescents. 

January 29, 2020
2:00 p.m. (ET)
Opportunities for the Justice Sector
Beth Cauffman, University of California, Irvine
Susan Mangold, Juvenile Law Center
Archived video of the webinar coming soon, access Justice Brief here.

February 26, 2020
2:00 p.m. (ET)
Opportunities for the Child Welfare System
Leslie Leve, University of Oregon
Susan Mangold, Juvenile Law Center
Register here and get started on reviewing the Child Welfare Brief here.
March 26, 2020
1:00 p.m. (ET)
Opportunities for the Health Sector
Claire Brindis, University of California, San Francisco
Stephen Russell, University of Texas, Austin
Register here and get started on reviewing the Health Brief here.
April/May 2020—TBD
Opportunities for the Education Sector
Registration forthcoming, access the Education Brief here.