A selection of articles on teen brain development.
The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction — from the National Institute of Mental Health — This ten-page booklet packs a lot of information about brain science into its pages. It’s also available as a webpage.
Teen Brain: Behavior, Problem Solving, and Decision Making is one of many short, informative articles from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s “Facts for Families” series. These resources are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
The Adolescent Brain — The Health Science Division at the University of Utah developed this page as part of its work on the science of addiction.
Talking with Teenagers about Marijuana — from The New York Times, suggests giving teens access to information about brain science and contains links to reputable research studies.
What Losing an Hour’s Sleep Really Does to Your Children explores the short- and long-term effects of sleep deprivation on growing brains.
The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet is a National Public Radio article about author and neuroscientist Frances Jensen and her teenage sons.
This Really Is Not Your (or Your Teen’s) Brain on Drugs by Gill-Montague Community School Partnership project director and certified prevention specialist Kara McLaughlin, was originally published in the 2015 Franklin County Guide for Parents.