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Stepne’s new feature article for Camping Magazine, “Internship, Test Prep – or Camp? Summer Planning amid the Noise and Haste,” focuses on the challenges and often-competing demands families face when choosing summer options for teens, sugsuggesting they need not be an “either/or” proposition and there are ways to “havee it all.” The piece includes invaluable resources from TeenLife Media, a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), commentary from Dr. Barry Garst, a CARE Senior Research Fellow from Clemson Universiy and he entrepreneurial work of John Failla, founder of Trilogy Mentors. John is a graduate of the teen leadership program at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA.

Stephen will be in New York City this morning, October 19, for an NBC Learn Forum: Building the Future of Higher Education. Among other panels, Stephen will participate in one regarding the mental health crisis on college campuses, a topic he has studied and spoken about at numerous events around the country. NBCUniversal is a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new opinion-editorial on LinkedIn, “Character Does Count,” discusses the important role that influential adults have in helping young people develop strong character traits. Character development is one of eight favorable youth outcomes promoted by the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new Psychology Today column, “When I’m With You,” discusses the importance of close relationships to overall mental health. It was published to coincide with September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and includes important information from a number of collaborators at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), including the Jason Foundation, the Jed Foundation, Nova Southeastern University and The Social Good.

Stephen’s new LinkedIn column, “My Better Self,” speaks to the favorable outcomes of summer camp experiences for young people.  It references his May/June Camping Magazine feature article, “Happy Campers: A Counterintuitive Conversation About Youth Mental Health,” which also draws a distinction between how kids say they feel when they are at camp as compared to during the school months. The column discusses how camp helps prepare youth for college and the workforce. Featured in the piece are the perspectives of five teen leaders from the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA.

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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 will be in New York City this morning, October 19, for an NBC Learn Forum: Building the Future of Higher Education. Among other panels, Stephen will participate in one regarding the mental health crisis on college campuses, a topic he has studied and spoken about at numerous events around the country. NBCUniversal is a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new opinion-editorial on LinkedIn, “Character Does Count,” discusses the important role that influential adults have in helping young people develop strong character traits. Character development is one of eight favorable youth outcomes promoted by the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new Psychology Today column, “When I’m With You,” discusses the importance of close relationships to overall mental health. It was published to coincide with September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and includes important information from a number of collaborators at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), including the Jason Foundation, the Jed Foundation, Nova Southeastern University and The Social Good.

Stephen’s new LinkedIn column, “My Better Self,” speaks to the favorable outcomes of summer camp experiences for young people.  It references his May/June Camping Magazine feature article, “Happy Campers: A Counterintuitive Conversation About Youth Mental Health,” which also draws a distinction between how kids say they feel when they are at camp as compared to during the school months. The column discusses how camp helps prepare youth for college and the workforce. Featured in the piece are the perspectives of five teen leaders from the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA.

Stephen’s latest column for Psychology Today, “Good News, Bad News – An inventory of youth risk behavior in America,” takes stock of recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and highlights important work being done by organizations such as McCann Health, the Institute for Behavior and Health, the Opioid Center of Support and the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative at Brandeis University. Each is a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

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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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