Youth-adult relationships and Positive Youth Development.

Johnson, Sara K.

Bowers, E. P.

Warren, D. J. A.

Tirrell, J. M.

Lerner, J. V.


  • In this chapter, we identify developmental relationships as the ultimate goal of youth–adult interactions, and we describe the characteristics that define these types of relationships. Next, we review research on young people’s relationships with parents, natural mentors, and formal mentors, as well as how these relationships are associated with adolescent thriving. In particular, we highlight ... read more
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  • Bowers, E. P., Johnson, S.K., Warren, D. J.A, Tirrell, J. M., Lerner, J. V. (2015). Youth-adult relationships and Positive Youth Development. In E. P. Bowers, G. J. Geldhof, S. K. Johnson, R. M. Hershberg, L. J. Hilliard, J. V. Lerner, & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Promoting positive youth development: Bridging the gaps between research, practice, and policy. New York: Springer.
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