Reflections on the September 1998 Forum on Adolescence Meeting

October 1, 1998

Five topics were discussed at the September Forum meeting as planned or possible Forum initiatives 1.) constructing communities to promote youth development ( defining indicators, program characteristics, community characteristics) 2.) diversity/intergroup relations 3.) strengthening parent-adolescent relationships 4.) sleep needs, patterns and disorders 5.) changing sociodemographic trends 6.) the quality and quantity of health care for adolescents (added at the meeting).