Resource: Adolescent Development Explained

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

This web section explains the five domains of adolescent development and the changes that are a normal and necessary part of adolescence. It also describes different ways that adolescents experience these changes, how adults can respond in supportive ways, and how to seek professional help if needed. This resource updates and expands The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development (PDF, 124), the seminal 2009 report from the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Learn more.