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Youth Risk and Opportunity Lab

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The Youth Risk and Opportunity (YRO) Lab seeks to understand development and risks faced through adolescence and into young adulthood. We began as a program focused specifically on self-injury behavior, but have since expanded to consider broader questions of youth health and wellbeing. We are currently running studies on self-injury and sexuality. All of our studies are motivated by translating what we and other scholars learn into materials that will be useful to practitioners and the community at large.