Developing Adolescents: A Reference for Professionals"...presents research findings on the cognitive, physical, social, emotional and behavioral aspects of "normal" adolescent development to help guide professionals working with adolescents in many different contexts." (American Psychological Association (APA) website)
The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development"...describes the normal physical, cognitive, emotional and social, sexual, identity formation, and spiritual changes that happen during adolescence and how adults can promote health development." (The Teen Years Explained cover); From the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH).
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry"The mission of AACAP is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers." (AACAP website)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)"The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure." (NIMH website)
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)"...the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) is a multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development and research." (SAHM)
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)"...the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) is a rapidly growing, dynamic society focused on the theoretical, empirical, and policy research issues of adolescence." (SRA website)