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Video: "The Changing Transition to Adulthood with Richard Settersten, Ph.D."

Dr. Richard Settersten The path from adolescence to adulthood has become a complicated journey filled with uncertainty, shifting social and cultural expectations, growing social inequalities, and difficult economic choices and constraints. This video features Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Ph.D., professor of human development and family sciences and endowed director of the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families at Oregon State University. Dr. Settersten is an expert on life transitions and on youth and young adulthood. In this video, Dr. Settersten examines the transition to adulthood today, how it has changed over time, what skills and capacities are helpful for youth, and the roles of families, education, and employment in the process.

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Video: "The Power of the Adolescent Brain with Frances Jensen, M.D."

Frances JensenThis video reviews adolescent brain development and how it affects learning, health, and behavior. It features Frances Jensen, M.D. of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Drawing on clinical experience and research, and inspired by her personal experience parenting two teenage boys, Dr. Jensen shares what is known about adolescent brain development, functioning, and capacity.

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Video: "The Crisis of Connection for Adolescent Boys with Niobe Way, Ph.D."

Niobe WayNYU Professor Niobe Way explains how boys' intimate friendships in early and middle adolescence support their mental health. By late adolescence, many boys speak of losing these close male friendships and reveal feelings of loneliness and isolation. The webcast illuminates the dangers of assuming that boys don’t want or need close male friendships and the importance of fostering positive friendships that can help adolescent boys thrive.

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  • Segment 1: The crisis of connection for adolescent boys
  • Segment 2: Why social connectedness is important for adolescent boys
  • Segment 3: What causes the crisis of connection for adolescent boys
  • Segment 4: Strategies to address the crisis of connection for adolescent boys
  • Segment 5: Questions and Answers

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Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on March 15, 2018