The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 
Briefing
: The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth
Dates:
Wed, May 15, 2019   2018 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.
Thu, Aug 1, 2019   1040 Longworth House Office Bldg. -- 3:00 p.m.

 

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education 
and
Health and Medicine Division
Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Committee on the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science 
of Adolescent Development and Its Applications
 
 
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Congressional Briefings
 
on
 
The Promise of Adolescence:
Realizing Opportunity for All Youth
 
Because adolescents comprise nearly one-fourth of the entire U.S. population, the nation needs policies and practices that will better leverage these developmental opportunities to harness the promise of adolescence—rather than focusing myopically on containing its risks. This new report, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and outlines how this knowledge can be applied, both to promote adolescent well-being, resilience, and development, and to rectify structural barriers and inequalities in opportunity, enabling all adolescents to flourish.
 
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 16, 2019 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.