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Johns Hopkins: Center for Adolescent Health Helps Create New HHS Guide on Adolescent Development

The Center for Adolescent Health, which is based in the department of population, family and reproductive health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, collaborated with the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health to create a new guide to adolescent development. The guide includes special emphasis on the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and moral changes young people go through during adolescence.

The guide, Adolescent Development Explained, launched on the Office of Adolescent Health website last week and is available as a free PDF download. Print copies will also be available later this year.

The report builds on the Center for Adolescent Health’s The Teen Years Explained, a guide for adolescent health, Dr. Beth Marshall, associate director of the Center, and Dr. Philip Leaf, senior advisor and former director of the Center, provided feedback to the Office of Adolescent Health’s strategic communication staff. The Office invited Marshall and Leaf to collaborate on the project in 2017, with a focus on promoting adolescent development as a positive, healthy process.