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Online Resources: Fostering Resilience
Fostering Resilience, 2016
This website provides resources, including Reaching Teens (published by The American Academy of Pediatrics; available for purchase), to help professionals use a strength-based approach to working with young people and apply the principles of positive youth development and resilience in order to guide youth towards healthy behaviors and wise decisions.
Lesson Plans: Growth and Development Resources for Professionals
Advocates for Youth, 2016
Using these lesson plans, educators, health care professionals, program administrators, and other professionals can help young people gain complete and accurate information about growth and development and learn about how to protect their health and well-being.
E-learning Module: Healthy Development
E-Learning for Healthcare, 2016
The Adolescent Health Programme e-learning course is comprised of 71 e-learning ‘sessions’, including a module on Healthy Development which covers puberty and psychosocial development. The sessions include interactive elements, case studies and self-assessments to reinforce learning and there are a range of resources signposted at the end of each session.
Toolkit: Resources for Understanding Adolescent Development
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2016
This toolkit presents selected web-based resources that explain and describe adolescent development. Resources include guides, articles, fact sheets, videos, narrated presentations, and websites. 
E-Learning Module: Adolescent Development
Office of Adolescent Health, 2015
This online course focuses on four key areas of adolescent development including biological and brain development, cognitive development, identity and social development, and promotion of healthy youth development.
Website: Normal Adolescent Development Part I and Part II
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2015
Providing information regarding normal adolescent cognitive, sexual, and social development, these webpages reviews development starting in middle school to beyond high school. 
Reference Book: The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development
Center for Adolescent Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009
This guidebook describes the normal physical, cognitive, emotional and social, sexual, identity formation, and spiritual changes that happen during adolescence and how adults can promote health development.
Toolkit: Adolescent Healthcare 101: The Basics
Adolescent Health Working Group, 2003
Providing forms and assessment tools, this comprehensive toolkit includes an annotated HEADSSS assessment and resources for adolescent growth and development.
Reference Book: A Reference for Professionals: Developing Adolescents
American Psychological Association, 2002
This book presents research findings on the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and behavioral aspects of “normal” adolescent development to help guide professionals working with adolescents in many different contexts.

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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