This section focuses on how adolescents develop and the issues they may face as they mature.
- Optimal Health: Learn more about the optimal health model that the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) integrates into its adolescent health and family planning programs, services, and research.
- Adolescent Development Explained: Check out the OPA Adolescent Development Explained guide for information about the major developmental changes that occur in adolescence and how parents and caring adults can support adolescents.
The OPA website is currently being updated. More information on adolescent health will be made available.
Youth Listening Session Toolkit
Between 2017 and 2019, OPA led a Youth Listening Session (YLS) collaborative pilot with 13 Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program grantees to test different youth engagement strategies and develop resources to support organizations in meaningfully and systematically engaging youth in their projects. This toolkit is the product of that collaboration. Download the Youth Listening Session Toolkit - PDF (pending final 508-compliance review).
OPA would like to thank the 2019-2020 Grantee Learning Collaborative for reviewing this toolkit and co-leading its dissemination.