Enhance your knowledge of adolescence with our top picks. The launch of the Young People’s Agenda in tandem with the UN General Assembly confirms the importance of adolescence for UNICEF and others. Innocenti has been gathering an evidence base on this complex period for many years. We've picked our most useful tools to help you inform yourself on young people, and the challenges and opportunities that accompany adolescence:
1. The Adolescent Brain: A second window of opportunity: The adolescent brain is a work in progress, offering a crucial opportunity to influence the development of children in their second decade of life. This multimedia page contains videos, infographics and accessible short papers from the world’s top adolescent neuroscientists, helping you to understand the amazing changes going on in the human brain during this formative period.
2. Adolescent Research Methods: Developed with Columbia University and the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, this series of briefs gives useful guidance on how to conduct research for and with adolescents in LMICs.
3. The Handbook on Adolescent Development Research: With over 50 contributors from a variety of backgrounds, this multi-faceted book (co-edited by Innocenti’s Prerna Banati) tackles both the challenges and the promise of adolescence by presenting cutting-edge research on social, emotional, behavioural, cognitive, and physical development, with an emphasis on LMICs.
4. Innocenti Research Digest on Adolescence: Don’t miss another adolescence update! Our quarterly newsletter compiles the latest global evidence on adolescent wellbeing. Available in English, French and Spanish.