The most important objectives of TRAILS
During adolescence and young adulthood, people go through profound changes, both physically and psychologically. These changes affect the way they interact with others, and how they process and cope with their experiences. The choices made and directions taken in these phases of life, can have a major impact on future well-being, behavior and health.
More knowledge of the causes of a favorable or unfavorable development can help to prevent problems or treat them at an early stage. Knowing which groups run a high risk of problems makes it possible to operate efficiently, that is, to focus on those individuals who need it the most. Not only problematic developmental trajectories are of interest, but successful ones as well.