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Robert Roeser is the Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and professor of human development and family studies at Penn State. IMAGE: PENN STATE

March 12, 2019

Robert Roeser will participate in 'Ethics and Compassion in Education Research' panel discussion as part of the Dharamsala Dialogue

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Robert Roeser, Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and professor of human development and family studies at Penn State, will take part in a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama on March 15 at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India.

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March 07, 2019

2019 Lecture on Compassion to focus on cultivating mental health

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —The importance of promoting mental health and well-being among women, children and families will be the topic of the fourth annual Lecture on Compassion. Sona Dimidjian, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss “Expanding Compassion: Reflections on Our Research, Practice, and Lives” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in 110 Henderson Building. The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception following.

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February 11, 2019

Prevention Research Center to chart course for social emotional learning

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Experts agree that social and emotional skills are necessary for children to grow up healthy and successful as students and later, in all aspects of life. Over the past two years, the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) have published the most comprehensive examination to date of the research on social emotional learning (SEL).

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February 04, 2019

Sexual minorities face significant health disparities

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sexual minorities — people who are attracted to members of the same sex or who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual — are at a higher risk for several different health problems at different points in their lives, according to Penn State researchers.

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January 08, 2019

Latest RWJF Brief: SEL Development Matters--Taking Action Now for Future Generations

There is overwhelming agreement from the perspective of educators, parents, and policymakers that children should receive a broad education that prepares them to be active, engaged citizens who make positive contributions to support their families and communities. Although there are various models of educational goals, there is a consensus that education should focus on supporting essential capacities to help children navigate the world successfully.

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