Two recent reports, The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth (Promise)1 and Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century (Promoting),2 from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) conclude that adolescence is a developmental period full of opportunity for extraordinary learning and growth. The dramatic plasticity and malleability during this period prime adolescents to explore new environments, practice decision-making skills, and develop the healthy behaviors that are foundational for long-term well-being.
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Diaz A, Hutchinson JW. Equity Is the Foundation of Adolescent-Friendly Health Care. JAMA Pediatr. 2021;175(3):227–228. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.3220
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