The Trust for the Study of Adolescence (TSA) is a registered UK charity and applied research and training organisation.
The Trust was founded in 1989 by Dr. John Coleman. It has 30 staff, most of whom are based in Brighton.
TSA?s primary commitment is to improving the lives of young people. We believe that there is a lack of knowledge and understanding about adolescence and young adulthood. We are working to close this gap by:
- undertaking applied research
- providing training and conferences for professionals
- carrying out practice-development projects
- producing and marketing publications
- influencing policy-makers, service providers and public opinion.
At the moment, most of our work focuses on the following areas:
- health and emotional well-being
- learning and education
- parenting and family life
- participation and social action
- youth justice.
TSA is not funded by any one body, and instead generates its own income from project grants, running training courses and conferences, and selling publications. In the last five years we have been awarded grants from a wide range of bodies including Big Lottery Fund, Children, Young People and Families Directorate (DfES), Department of Health, Youth Justice Board, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Sport England and many others.
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