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Professional Resources

Resources to help school personnel, counselors, social workers, faith-based staff, parent educators, public health staff, and others work with teens and their families.

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Teen Link

Resources for anyone working with or interested in adolescent development.

Research Updates for Professionals

These short-term, non-credit online trainings help professionals working with families of teens explore current research on specific topics in the field of normative adolescent development and what it means for the two-way parent-adolescent relationship. Register today for Using the Internet for Parent Education.

Customized Trainings

Contact the Families with Teens team to train your group on working with families of teens.

Other Resources

Teen Link — A guide to resources on teen issues for educators, parents, and other working with adolescents.

What's New With Teens and Their Families? — Resources from the past Research Updates for Professionals.

Violence in Our Schools — Resources for recovering and preventing from school shootings, bullying and other violence in schools.

Alcohol Use and Young People — Resources for families and professionals on teen alcohol use.

Helping Youth Succeed: Bicultural Parenting for Southeast Asian Families — Lesson plans, video, and more to help families and professionals understand Southeast Asian family perspectives about parenting and address issues in a bi-cultural context.

Developing Adolescents: A Reference for ProfessionalsAmerican Psychological Association — A guide for understanding and working with adolescents.

The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent DevelopmentCenter for Adolescent Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health — Essential guide for people who work with young people and for youth-serving organizations.

Raising Teens: A Synthesis of Research and a Foundation for ActionCenter for Work, Family, and Personal Life, Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Website that makes research more accessible and useful to those who work with and on behalf of parents, adolescents, and families.

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