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Adolescence Tools
Bright Futures, 2016
The Core and Supplement Tools for adolescents are designed to provide health care professionals with the resource they need to appropriately document activities within the typical well visit for an adolescent. These tools are also available in Spanish.
Stages of Adolescent Development
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2016
This easy-to-use tool summarizes stages of adolescence development for early, middle, and late adolescence. It is also available in Spanish.
Adolescent Psychological Development: A Review
Pediatrics in Review, 2008 (E Hazen, S. Schlozman, and E. Beresin)
This article discusses the processes of physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and moral development in adolescence and identifies primary tasks of adolescent development.
Adolescent Development: Clinical Review
The British Medical Journal, 2005 (D. Christie and R. Viner)
This clinical review outlines the physical, psychological, and social developmental changes that occur during adolescence. Additionally, it reviews how to maintain an effective clinical relationship and encourage the clinical communication skills needed to take an accurate history. 

The goal of the AHRQ-funded project, Youth Providers 2.0 (YP2.0), is to improve the use of evidence-based practices among health care providers caring for adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this goal, SAHM will engage in a number of activities using new media to improve the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to health professionals.

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