Aging out of Care

The Aging Out of Care Topic Network (TN) provides a community of support for scholars, researchers, practitioners, and advocates investigating and promoting best practice for youth aging out of foster care.

Anti-Racism and Social Justice

The objective of this topic network is to increase the awareness, knowledge and skill-set of the membership on matters of race, social justice, and anti-racism. Specifically, understanding the impact of white supremacy, systemic racism, and oppression on both those who are privileged and those who are marginalized.

Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Scholar Topic Network aims to bring together resources for career advice, to create networking opportunities, and to establish collaborations to strengthen international research on emerging adulthood. This site serves as a home for a number of resources available to network members. These include webinar recordings, career development tools and advice, and a place to find research collaborators or share your research skills with potential collaborators.

Finance Topic Network

The Finance Topic Network (FTN) includes researchers from around the world who are interested in emerging adults’ financial situations, financial well-being, financial socialization, and transitions to financial independence.

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion Topic Network studies ways that emerging adults can better implement wellness lifestyles during this stage of development. We also look for ways that these healthy lifestyles can be promoted through education.

Identity Topic Network

The Identity Topic Network aims to broadly understand what it means to search and consolidate our senses of who we are, where we are going in life, and where we stand in relation to the broader social-cultural-historical milieu.

Latin America

We recently relaunched the Latin America Topic Network! If you are working with Latin American Emerging Adults (EAs), are from a Latin American country interested in working on EA, or if you are working with Spanish or Portuguese speaking populations, you are welcome to join us. We aim to work in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


The Media Topic Network focuses on research centered around emerging adults’ engagement with media, including new forms (social media, smartphones) and old forms (television). The Network involves interdisciplinary work, spanning the psychological, sociological, and communication sciences.

Mental Health

With a membership of almost 200 professionals, the Mental Health Topic Network convenes researchers and clinicians from many disciplines including psychology, sociology, public health, medicine, HDFS, social work, and other social and behavioral sciences. This robust membership offers an opportunity to network with persons across the academic spectrum, making a diverse and inclusive professional environment.