Transition to adulthood / Transition à l’âge adulte

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On this page, you will find interesting links about  the transition from adolescence to adulthood and the four thresholds that young people have to cross to achieve that transition :  from the care of others to managing their own health and well-being; from their family home to creating their own family; from school to work; from being responsible members of a nuclear family to being responsible contributing members to the community.

A website of the US Department of Health & Human Services offering a range of resources about transition to adulthood: programs, promising practices, support services for youth, staff training, etc.

The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and  International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The issue on “Transition to Adulthood” is downloadable free of charge from the link. The table of contents covers the following topics : “What’s Going on with Young People Today? The Long and Twisting Path to Adulthood“; “Immigration and Adult Transitions”;  “On a New Schedule: Transitions to Adulthood and Family Change”; “Programs and Policies to Assist High School Dropouts in the Transition to Adulthood”;  “Young Adults and Higher Education: Barriers and Breakthroughs to Success”;  “Labor Market Outcomes and the Transition to Adulthood”;  “Civic Engagement and the Transition to Adulthood”; “The Military and the Transition to Adulthood”; “Vulnerable Populations and the Transition to Adulthood”.

The report of an international seminar organised by the Scientific Panel on Adolescent Life Course in Developing Countries International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and  the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) and the  Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA)  El Colegio de México. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8-10 December 2010. The report can be freely downloaded from the link.

A series of educational activities proposed by the Council of Europe on “Approaching gender” (what is gender?); “Gender-based violence”; “Mobilizing against gender inequality and gender based violence”; “Exercices addressing gender and gender-based violence with young people”; “Appendices – International Legal Human Rights Instruments Related To Gender-Based Violence”.


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