Importance of Investing in Adolescence from a Developmental Science Perspective

In this Research Perspective for Nature, Ron Dahl, Nick Allen, Linda Wilbrecht, and Ahna Suleiman (members of the Center's Board of Directors) make the case for global investment in the health and well-being of adolescents.

Developmental science, including findings about the ways puberty changes some aspects of learning in early youth, can point to the most effective timing and targets of programs for youth. The authors explain that using science-informed strategies during this sensitive window for learning can support positive outcomes for the more than one billion adolescents in the world today, for the adults that they become, and for the next generation.

Posted on June 6, 2018