The Emerging/Young Adult & Family Place.
*Professional Development for Faculty and Students Alike*
According to the United States Census Statistical Abstract National Data Handbook (2011), in 2010 the population of individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who fell within the developmental stages identified as Emerging Adulthood (EA) (18-29 years old) and Young Adulthood (YA) (30-40 years old), comprised 33% of the overall population of the United States. Therefore the group represented a large and significant cohort within American Society. As society has changed, this population has faced increasingly more complex challenges to accomplish the developmental tasks normally associated with the two cohorts.