The Social Work Podcast

Adolescence, the Age of Opportunity: Interview with Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.

Sept. 9, 2014

Episode 90: In today's interview I speak with Dr. Laurence Steinberg, author of Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence. We spoke about the growing gap between onset of puberty and the end of adolescence; challenges facing parents, providers, and policy makers to provide adolescents with experiences and skills needed to be successful; and how reconceptualizing adolescence as an age of opportunity rather than an age risk is an essential reframe to address the needs of this youth in this developmental stage. We ended our conversation with recommendations for practitioners, educators, and policy makers. You can connect with other social workers at the Social Work Podcast Facebook page,, or follow the Twitter feed You can listen to the Social Work Podcast from, by downloading the episodes through iTunes or any number of other apps, or you can stream the 10 most recent episodes right from your mobile device using the Stitcher Radio mobile app neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.