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The Center for the Developing Adolescent in the News

Researcher Sees Cellphones as a Possible Tool to Prevent Suicide

Could a cell phone save a life? Dr. Nick Allen, Center board member and director of the Center for Digital Mental Health at the University of Oregon, talks about his efforts to develop a mobile app that could predict and thus prevent suicide by tracking the activities and moods of adolescents. 

Posted on March 1, 2019

Adolescents Have a Fundamental Need to Contribute

Center board member Dr. Andrew Fuligni, UCLA, writes about a missing piece in the discussion about adolescent well-being: their fundamental need to contribute to others.

Posted on March 1, 2019

Statement: Endorsement of the Inclusion of Adolescents in the New NICHD Strategic Plan (and How They Can Go Even Farther)

To the NICHD Strategic Working Group:

As the Leadership Team of the Center for the Developing Adolescent, we are excited to see that adolescence has been included in the NICHD Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2020–2024, specifically under Research Theme #5: Improving Health During the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood.

Posted on February 8, 2019