Promoting Self-Regulation in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Practice Brief

Publication Date: February 17, 2017


Adolescence and young adulthood are times of both risk and opportunity with regard to self-regulation. This brief describes the importance of self-regulation for adolescents and young adults and provides guidelines for supporting self-regulation development for 14-25-year-olds.

The brief explains:

  • What self-regulation is and why it is important
  • Why self-regulation is important for adolescents and young adults
  • How self-regulation develops
  • Why certain populations of youth may be at greater risk for self-regulation difficulties, and
  • The possible roles of programs and interventions.

The highlights in this brief come from Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress Report 4: Implications for Programs and Practice.

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