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May 11, 2017

PROSPER Annual Meeting

Over 100 attended the PROSPER annual meeting on Wednesday, May 10.

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May 02, 2017

HDFS faculty member moderates panel on economics of preventive interventions

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Daniel Max Crowley, assistant professor of human development and family studies and faculty affiliate of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Penn State, led a conversation among stakeholders on May 2 in Washington, D.C., regarding "Advancing the Power of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families," a consensus report recently released from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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April 21, 2017

Just Breathe: Mindfulness may help freshman stress less and smile more

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mindfulness training may be one way to help students successfully transition to college life, according to Penn State researchers.

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April 21, 2017

Social and emotional well-being programs may boost academic success

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Programs and policies that enhance the emotional and social skills of elementary school students may also improve academic success and even pave the way toward better jobs in adulthood, according to a report from Penn State's Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center.

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April 18, 2017

Grant creates first national center for child maltreatment studies at penn state

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Roughly 2 million children experience maltreatment each year in the United States and face the possibility of a lifetime of mental, emotional, behavioral and physical health difficulties. With more than $124 billion spent in the U.S. on child maltreatment-related costs, the importance of mitigating damaging outcomes for victims cannot be overstated. There is a critical need for new research to identify health and developmental solutions, mobilize public investment in child maltreatment prevention and treatment, accelerate science to practice, and spark dynamic system-wide change.

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