Learning Objectives

  1. Compare one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to three case studies.
  2. Analyze how the status of adolescence has varied across time and place.
  3. Describe some of the transitions made in adolescence.
  4. Summarize biological, psychological, social, and spiritual development during adolescence.
  5. Analyze major themes in adolescent sexual development.
  6. Describe some potential challenges to adolescent development.
  7. Give examples of risk factors and protective factors for adolescent development.
  8. Apply knowledge of adolescence to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.