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June 30, 2017

The Importance of Investing in Early Childhood Education

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May 30, 2017

Social, emotional learning interventions needed in schools

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Programs in social and emotional learning (SEL), when effectively implemented in schools, can lead to measurable and long-lasting improvements in children’s lives, according to Mark Greenberg, Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research at Penn State.

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May 30, 2017

Waterman receives CCWRC ‘Partner in Prevention’ award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Emily Waterman, a doctoral candidate in Penn State's Department of Human Development and Family Studies and a Prevention and Methodology Training Fellow, was presented with the Centre County Women’s Resource Center (CCWRC) Partner in Prevention Award at the Center’s seventh annual Celebration Luncheon on Tuesday, May 23.

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May 30, 2017

Young adult substance abuse down 41 percent among PROSPER program participants

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Children who participated in the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) program over seven years ago showed lower rates of substance abuse after high school graduation, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State and Iowa State Universities.

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May 24, 2017

Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, according to Penn State researchers who examined the drinking habits of middle-aged adults.

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