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Stephen and Christopher Bell address the power of peers, perhaps especially during the summer, in helping young people cope with mental health issues in a new column for kidsinthehouse.com. ”One Call Away – Summertime and the Powerful Presence of Peers“ was published on July 26th. Christopher is a writer, musician and athlete at Brookline High School in Massachusetts.

Stephen’s new column for The Huffington Post,An Untethered Mind,” speaks to the value of youth unplugging from technology during the summer and finding “flow” – especially in a summer camp environment.

Stephen’s new column for NBCUniversal’s ParentToolKit.com, “Loving The Children You Have, Not The Ones You Thought You’d Have,” discusses parenting styles and the power of expectations.

Stephen provides guidance for parents and stepparents on setting expectations for children in Leanna Landsmann’s latest syndicated column, A+ Advice for Parents.

Stephen’s new column for The Huffington Post, “The Empty Classroom,” explores the play and free play “movements” and highlights the proven effective outcomes of a summer camp experience.

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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 and Christopher Bell address the power of peers, perhaps especially during the summer, in helping young people cope with mental health issues in a new column for kidsinthehouse.com. ”One Call Away – Summertime and the Powerful Presence of Peers“ was published on July 26th. Christopher is a writer, musician and athlete at Brookline High School in Massachusetts.

Stephen’s new column for The Huffington Post,An Untethered Mind,” speaks to the value of youth unplugging from technology during the summer and finding “flow” – especially in a summer camp environment.

Stephen’s new column for NBCUniversal’s ParentToolKit.com, “Loving The Children You Have, Not The Ones You Thought You’d Have,” discusses parenting styles and the power of expectations.

Stephen provides guidance for parents and stepparents on setting expectations for children in Leanna Landsmann’s latest syndicated column, A+ Advice for Parents.

Stephen’s new column for The Huffington Post, “The Empty Classroom,” explores the play and free play “movements” and highlights the proven effective outcomes of a summer camp experience.

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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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