The Office of Adolescent Health has released a new talk series as part of the Think, Act Grow (TAG) campaign. The video is called “The Crisis of Connection for Adolescent Boys”, which underscores that adolescent boys want and need close, supportive friendships and provides guidance to professionals and family members on how to foster those relationships.
The video features NYU Professor Niobe Way, who has studied adolescents’ social development for over 30 years. She shares what young men say about increasing isolation as they move from childhood to adolescence and how social connections affect health and well-being. In this video Way encourages adults to rethink assumptions and provides strategies to encourage the friendships that help adolescent boys thrive.