Discussion Forums

Understanding the developmental science of adolescence and using this knowledge to inform policy and practice is core to the mission of our Center. Of equal importance to our mission, is collaborative bridging in the opposite direction: taking policy and practice relevant questions that emerge from working with youth in the real world settings to inform and refine the focus of scientific inquiry. This bi-directional translational process is not straightforward. Rather it is an iterative process that requires ongoing dialogue to facilitate successful bridging and integration with trans-disciplinary teams.  

Our goal with this section of the website is to provide a platform for constructive dialogue about controversies in the field, emerging research, and examples of translation and application. We hope that these dialogues will help to generate new insights and approaches, to improve the quality of scientific inquiry, and to push towards evidence-informed resolution for high-impact use of cutting edge developmental science. We invite you to contribute to these discussions.  

Research Discussion Forum

Translation and Implications Discussion Forum

Submit a Paper

If you have a topic or recent paper that you would like us to consider for any of these discussion platforms, please submit the paper for us to review.