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Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Thick and Thin – Summer camps are essential organizations for moral growth,” shares information from a recent column, “How to Leave a Mark on People,” by New York Times columnist David Brooks. It also includes information about Angela Duckworth’s Character Lab.

Stephen’s new column for HuffPost, “An Open Letter to America’s Camp Counselors,” addresses the significant opportunities camp staff have to change the lives of youth. It includes reference to Charlie Nicholas’ article, “A Place to Share: Dear Counselor.” Charlie is a rising teen leader at Cape Cod Sea Camps and a student member of the National Advisory Board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new column for HuffPost, “An Open Letter to America’s Camp Counselors,” addresses the significant opportunities camp staff have to change the lives of youth. It includes reference to Charlie Nicholas’ article, “A Place to Share: Dear Counselor,” which appears in the current edition of Camping Magazine.  Charlie is a rising teen leader at Cape Cod Sea Camps and a student member of the National Advisory Board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE)

At 12:00 pm today, Stephen will participate in a live radio roundtable discussion on leadership. The show, “Leadership at ALL Levels,”  is being produced by WADK AM 1540 – Newport, RI – 3G Broadcasting. Also joining the show will be Annette Cerilli, Director of the Executive Development Center at Bryant University and Allison de Horsey, Director of Signature Programs at St. George’s School. The panel will be moderated by Gail Lowney Alofsin, a keynote speaker, author, humanitarian and lecturer at the University of Rhode Island. Stephen’s remarks will mirror his current feature article in Camping Magazine, “The Comeback Kid – Learning to Lead at Summer Camp” and a recent address on leadership to the American Academy of Family Physicians, a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Hidden Faces – The science behind springtime sadness,” explores depression, suicide and de-stygmatization of mental illness. It includes commentary from Michael Lesser, M.D., executive director, medical and mental health, at RANE (Risk Assistance Network & Exchange) and a member of the National Advisory Board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE). The piece also contains helpful guidance from the National Association of School Psychologists, a CARE collaborator.

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On Saturday, April 5 Stephen addressed the parents of accepted students at Susquehanna University.  His topics included “senior spring” and the transition to college and featured original research from the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), which he founded and directs at Susquehanna. Stephen signed copies of his book, Reality Gap, at the conclusion of the event.

Stephen was  joined by prominent educator, CARE advisory board member and executive director of the Louis August Jonas Foundation, Dr. Richard Enemark in a presentation to parents of first year students at Susquehanna University on Saturday, November 2nd, during its annual Family Weekend.  Their topic, launching teens from high school to college, focused on the challenges and opportunities that come with transitions for young people and their families.  Stephen and Richard answered questions from the audience after opening remarks were made by each. In addition, Stephen signed copies of his book, Reality Gap, after the event concluded.

On Saturday, April 6th Stephen addressed parents of accepted students at Susquehanna University’s annual Accepted Students Day.  His remarks focused on transition to college and highlight new data from SU’s Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).  Following his remarks, Stephen greeted families and signed copies of his book Reality Gap.

Yesterday, February 6th Stephen addressed the Jupiter Tequesta (FL) Kiwanis Club during a 12:15 pm luncheon at Mangrove Bay, US Highway One.  Stephen’s presentation, Does Character Count? Life Lessons and Social Entrepreneurship, revealed the links between character-forming relationships and social change.  This marked Stephen’s third annual appearance before the club.

Stephen’s new Op-ed, Naughty or Nice, appears in the Christmas Day edition of the Herald News.

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Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Thick and Thin – Summer camps are essential organizations for moral growth,” shares information from a recent column, “How to Leave a Mark on People,” by New York Times columnist David Brooks. It also includes information about Angela Duckworth’s Character Lab.

Stephen’s new column for HuffPost, “An Open Letter to America’s Camp Counselors,” addresses the significant opportunities camp staff have to change the lives of youth. It includes reference to Charlie Nicholas’ article, “A Place to Share: Dear Counselor.” Charlie is a rising teen leader at Cape Cod Sea Camps and a student member of the National Advisory Board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new column for HuffPost, “An Open Letter to America’s Camp Counselors,” addresses the significant opportunities camp staff have to change the lives of youth. It includes reference to Charlie Nicholas’ article, “A Place to Share: Dear Counselor,” which appears in the current edition of Camping Magazine.  Charlie is a rising teen leader at Cape Cod Sea Camps and a student member of the National Advisory Board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE)

At 12:00 pm today, Stephen will participate in a live radio roundtable discussion on leadership. The show, “Leadership at ALL Levels,”  is being produced by WADK AM 1540 – Newport, RI – 3G Broadcasting. Also joining the show will be Annette Cerilli, Director of the Executive Development Center at Bryant University and Allison de Horsey, Director of Signature Programs at St. George’s School. The panel will be moderated by Gail Lowney Alofsin, a keynote speaker, author, humanitarian and lecturer at the University of Rhode Island. Stephen’s remarks will mirror his current feature article in Camping Magazine, “The Comeback Kid – Learning to Lead at Summer Camp” and a recent address on leadership to the American Academy of Family Physicians, a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Hidden Faces – The science behind springtime sadness,” explores depression, suicide and de-stygmatization of mental illness. It includes commentary from Michael Lesser, M.D., executive director, medical and mental health, at RANE (Risk Assistance Network & Exchange) and a member of the National Advisory Board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE). The piece also contains helpful guidance from the National Association of School Psychologists, a CARE collaborator.

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Syndicated columnist Leanna Landsmann’s new A+ Advice for Parents piece on childhood lying quotes Stephen on the topic.

On Friday, July 11, Stephen was a guest on the SiriusXM Doctor Radio show, discussing visiting days at summer camp, homesickness and discipline.

kidsinthehouse.com (KITH), a new website for parents featuring advice from more than 150 educators, doctors, psychologists and other youth professionals, has named Stephen as a contributing expert.  Stephen’s presence on the site – referred to as “the ultimate parenting resource,”  includes multiple videos covering multiple topics including cheating, curfews, shoplifting, role-modeling, substance use, depression, privacy, mentoring and the role of summer camps in promoting positive youth outcomes.  In addition, Stephen’s research at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) will be featured through special video segments on KITH.

Stephen provided comment in an AP story, Camp means community service for many young people, appearing in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer.  In it,  he outlines various service initiatives undertaken by campers, junior counselors and staff members at Cape Cod Sea Camps.

SADD/Liberty Mutual teen driving research is highlighted in a CNN.com Tech article, 5 Tips for Saner Holiday Travel.

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