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Adolescent Development

Overview

UGA Extension provides resources for professionals, parents and caregivers on promoting the positive development and safety of school-age and adolescent youth.

Publications

Featured Publications

A Parent's Guide to the 'Nitty-Gritty' About Head Lice (C 851)
This guide for parents explains what to do -- and what not to do -- when a child gets head lice.

Extension Publications

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News

Featured News

Take note of cyber bullies
Once upon a time, it seemed like the school bully was best known for stealing lunch money and picking on other kids. Today, the news is full of stories about how the modern bully has moved from the lunchroom to the Internet. While the majority of schools now have policies in place about both bullying and technology use in the classroom, bullies who use their home computers may not have the same restrictions.

UGA Extension helps train teens to hit the road
University of Georgia Extension has created a program to address the fears of parents while preparing teenagers with the skills they need to drive safely. The Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute’s Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error (P.R.I.D.E.) program has more than 200 instructors teaching classes for both parents and teenagers throughout the state.

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Websites

UGA-affiliated sites

  • Children, Youth, & Families at Risk
    A five-year initiative that seeks to insure that children and youth lead positive, secure, and happy young lives while developing the knowledge and competencies necessary for fulfilling adult lives.
  • Georgia Teens Ride with Pride
    A free, award-winning two-hour course designed to help parents and their teen drivers, ages 14-16, negotiate the process of learning to drive safely.
  • Impact Statements: Adolescent Development
    Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge & practices related to adolescent development.
  • Youth & Adolescent Development
    Family and Consumer Sciences' Extension information related to youth and adolescent development.

External sites

Training

UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.