Adolescent Health Topics

Adolescent health spans many areas, from mental and physical health to healthy relationships. The choices made and behaviors adopted during these years affect adolescents' overall wellbeing and, potentially, their health throughout their lives. OAH currently monitors five areas of adolescent health: reproductive health, mental health, physical health, substance abuse, and relationships.

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Many juvenile justice systems across the country are overwhelmed by the number of young people suffering from behavioral health problems—meaning mental health disorders, substance use problems, or both. When these systems are not adequately equipped to deal with these youth, their problems—and their behavior—can get worse.

NJ Parent Link

Childhood development and concerns about your child's behavior