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Adolescent Brain Development | Resources for Adolescents

Adolescent Brain Development

Go to the online course: Inside the Adolescent Brain.

Adolescent Growth and Development
http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/family/350-850/350-850.html
A quick guide to adolescent growth and development from the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain
LRADAC, The Behavioral Health Center of the Midlands
http://locc.info/wp-content/alcohol-and-the-adolescent-brain.pdf

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Brain Glossary
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/brain/glossary/
A simple glossary describing the anatomical structures in the brain from Enchanted Learning.

Inside the Teenage Brain
www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/
Web pages associated with Frontline’s TV production Inside the Teenage Brain. The show can be viewed online at this site, and there are other good resources here as well.

"Normal Adolescent Development Part I—Late High School Years and Beyond"
Facts for Families (No. 57, June 2011)
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/normal_adolescent_development_part_i

"Normal Adolescent Development Part II—Late High School Years and Beyond"
Facts for Families (No. 58, June 2011)
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/normal_adolescent_development_part_ii

Research Shows Consequences of Drug Abuse on the Teenage Brain
Office of Safe and Drug-free Schools
http://www.thechallenge.org/14_3_research.html

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The Adolescent Brain: A Work in Progress
D. Weinberger, B. Elvevag, J. Giedd  (2005)
www.teenpregnancy.org/resources/reading/pdf/BRAIN.pdf
A publication of National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology
http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih2/addiction/other/glossary/glossary.htm
A glossary of brain-related terms by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

The Changing Adolescent Brain
http://nwpublichealth.org/docs/nph/s2007/brain_s2007.pdf
A concise one-page discussion of policy and program implications of new understanding of teen brain.

Uneven Regional Brain Development Contributes to Adolescent Risk-Taking
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Notes
Lori Whitten (2007)
www.nida.nih.gov/NIDA_notes/NNvol21N3/uneven.html

StayTeen.org
http://www.stayteen.org Website designed for teen audience designed by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.


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