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Video: "The Power of the Adolescent Brain with Frances Jensen"

Frances Jensen
This video reviews adolescent brain development and how it affects learning, health, and behavior. It features Dr. Frances Jensen 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"

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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  • Full Presentation (all segments)
  • 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 November 18, 2016