Adolescent and Teen Health
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Adolescence—the transition from childhood to adulthood--is one of the most dynamic stages of human development. It is a time of marked physical, emotional, and intellectual changes, as well as changes in social roles, relationships and expectations.
Adolescents are not just teenagers. Adolescents and young adults include 10-24 year olds in three developmental stages: early adolescence (10-14 years of age), middle adolescence (15-17 years of age), late adolescence and young adulthood (18-24 years of age).
Talk With Me Campaign
Teenagers say that parents are their #1 influence regarding their decisions about sex, love, and relationships.
(Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy surveys with teens across the nation.)
Click on an image below to view the messages.
The following are some helpful resources for parents, guardians, adolescents, and teens to start the conversation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Parents and Guardians
Also check out our free materials available from the DHSS warehouse.