In This Issue
- Understanding healthy development in children and adolescents: Themes of resilience
What resources do children possess, within themselves and in their environment, to help them manage the normative, but often stressful, adolescent development period?
By Jennifer Lavoie, Liane C. Pereira, and Victoria Talwar
- The risks and rewards of being an adolescent in the digital age
Should we rethink our ever-growing concerns that smart phones are terrible for teens?
By Madeleine J. George and Candice L. Odgers
- Social support as a buffer against stress in early adolescence
What support sources are most important to children, and do those sources change as youths navigate the transition to adolescence?
By Camelia E. Hostinar, PhD
- Does puberty allow an opportunity to change high-risk juveniles' trajectories?
Could the effectiveness of interventions to improve functioning and reduce violent behavior in at-risk children actually vary depending on whether children have or have not begun puberty?
By Jennifer Skeem, PhD, and Megan Johnson, PhD
- No illusions: Developmental considerations in adolescent false confessions
Are teens at risk for falsely confessing to crimes, and if so, what can we do about it?
By Jason Mandelbaum, PhD, and Angela Crossman, PhD
The Next Generation
CYF Advocacy Update
- Federal policy activities addressing issues important to children, youth and families
CCDBG reauthorization moves forward, president signs child welfare, anti-trafficking bill, coalition activities, FY2015 appropriations.
By Amalia Corby-Edwards