Teen Stress, Family Support and Social Media Use in the Whole Family Approach

This short report focuses on the role of the Whole Family Approach in addressing teen stress. Adolescence is a period of rapid physical, psychological, and social changes in one’s life. Scientists often refer to adolescence as a period of vulnerability and opportunity, because behaviors and experiences during this crucial developmental phase may produce long-lasting outcomes and further shape teens’ life trajectories (Burnett Heyes & Hiu, 2015; Christie & Viner, 2005; Gomes et al., 2016). Youth also develop in the context of a sociocultural environment, which provides them with either protective factors or risk factors (Rew & Horner, 2003).

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