2. Developing an Identity

Adolescence is a pivotal time for developing an identity, forming relationships, and finding one’s place in the world.

After completing this section, you will be able to...

  • Describe why adolescence is an important time for developing identity, and how you can support teens in this process
  • Understand how teens’ peer and family relationships affect them and leverage these relationships to support their development
  • Create programs appropriate for teens’ levels of moral and ethical development