Adolescent Growth and Development
Virginia Polytechnic Institute Publication 350 – 850, 2008
This website, created by the Virginia Cooperative extension which exists as a partnership between Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, explores adolescent growth and development in three different areas: physical development, cognitive development and psycho-social development.
Developing Adolescents: A Reference for Professionals
American Psychological Association, 2002
This professional reference, prepared by the American Psychological Association, takes an in depth look at many areas of Adolescent Development, including physical, cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral development.
The Adolescent Brain: A Work in Progress
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Written by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, this online document focuses on the Adolescent Brain and includes information on the physical changes the brain experiences during Adolescent development.
Brain Basics: Know Your Brain
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
This illustrated website takes an in-depth look at the human brain and covers topics ranging from brain geography to a more specific look at the individual parts of the brain and their function.
Anatomy of the Brain
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
This in-depth, online resource from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, covers brain anatomy by listing all of the brain’s parts and discussing their roles within the brain.
Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System
Society for Neuroscience
Steinberg L. Risk Taking in Adolescent: What Changes and Why? Ann NY Acad Sci 1021:51-58, 2004.
This document, prepared by the Society for Neuroscience, examines the human brain. It covers the anatomy of the brain, the health problems found in the brain and the diagnostic methods that have been found to treat those challenges, among other things.
Building a Better Teenager: A Summary of What Works in Adolescent Development
This Child Trends research brief summarizes “what works” in adolescent development by examining the influences of their peer group and family during adolescence.
Ways to Promote Positive Development of Children and Youth
This Child Trends Research to Results Brief explores ways to promote the positive development of children and youth by examining the “5 Cs of positive youth development.”