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Mark Greenberg, Tracy Costigan, and Karen Bierman lead another successful event on the investment of social and emotional learning in Washington, D.C.

November 02, 2017

Investing in Social-Emotional Learning Forum

Over 60 persons attended the "Investing in Social Emotional Development: Implications for Evidence-Based Policy" forum Friday, October 27 at The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC. The event brought together professionals including economists, applied researchers, policymakers, school superintendents, systems theorists, and philanthropic foundations with interest in improving outcomes for children. 

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October 17, 2017

Resilience to substance abuse problems identified among African-American and Latino Adults

New study published in the Frontiers in Public Health, co-authored by Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center Director Stephanie Lanza, Methodology Center's Sara Anne Vasilenko and NYU colleagues, show evidence of resilience along with risk factors for substance use problems in high risk urban communities.

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October 06, 2017

National Journalists Give Communications Tips to PSU Researchers

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Journalists recently told an audience of faculty, students and University communicators about the importance of close communication between scientists and reporters in order to create meaningful news articles that educate the public.

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Pennsylvania’s BJJS staff practice stress-reduction techniques during a recent session instructed by Penn State Research Associate Sebrina Doyle and consultant Mark Agrusti.

September 22, 2017

Self-Care Program Helps Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Caregivers Combat Stress

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Imagine going to work each day knowing that you may need to comfort a tearful 15-year-old as she reveals the devastating details of abuse by her mother’s boyfriend. Or, that you may have to restrain a suicidal teenager to keep him from hurting himself. Or, that you could be attacked by an 18-year-old who thinks he will be sent to jail and make bail (but he won’t).

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September 08, 2017

New frontiers in children’s social-emotional learning is topic of 2017 Bennett Lecture

Stephanie Jones, Harvard University professor and renowned prevention scientist, to speak October 19  

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