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Stephen’s new column on LinkedIn, “In the Middle of September,” discusses the enduring benefits of experiential learning at summer camp, linking them to better academic performance, social skills and mental health, among other things.

Stephen’s new column for The Huffington Post, “All the Light They Cannot See,” discusses school as a trigger for stress, anxiety and depression in some young people. The piece includes youth “voices,” highlights a new resource from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Jed Foundation, a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), and commentary from Nicholas Strousse, director of Westport Family Counseling in Westport, Connecticut. It also discusses rising suicide rates among young people and outlines steps all caring adults can take to ensure the safety of the children, adolescents and emerging adults in their care.

Stephen’s article, “When That Teen ‘Mayday’ Call Comes, Try to Support and Coach,” appears in TeenLife Media’s Guide to Therapeutic Programs and Services.

Stephen and Charlie Nicholas, a rising 8th grader and camper at Cape Cod Sea Camps, explore the behavior of Ryan Lochte and three other US Olympic swimmers in Brazil in a new Psychology Today column, “I Know I Said I’m Sorry – A rebel in Rio sent the wrong message to youth.”

Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Serious Learning Happens at Summer Camp – Without Technology,” focuses on the difficulties experienced by, but value added to, young people unplugging from their cell phones while at camp. The piece includes commentary from teen leaders, and a younger camper, at Cape Cod Sea Camps.

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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 on LinkedIn, “In the Middle of September,” discusses the enduring benefits of experiential learning at summer camp, linking them to better academic performance, social skills and mental health, among other things.

Stephen’s new column for The Huffington Post, “All the Light They Cannot See,” discusses school as a trigger for stress, anxiety and depression in some young people. The piece includes youth “voices,” highlights a new resource from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Jed Foundation, a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), and commentary from Nicholas Strousse, director of Westport Family Counseling in Westport, Connecticut. It also discusses rising suicide rates among young people and outlines steps all caring adults can take to ensure the safety of the children, adolescents and emerging adults in their care.

Stephen’s article, “When That Teen ‘Mayday’ Call Comes, Try to Support and Coach,” appears in TeenLife Media’s Guide to Therapeutic Programs and Services.

Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Serious Learning Happens at Summer Camp – Without Technology,” focuses on the difficulties experienced by, but value added to, young people unplugging from their cell phones while at camp. The piece includes commentary from teen leaders, and a younger camper, at Cape Cod Sea Camps.

Stephen recently led a group discussion with teen leaders at Cape Cod Sea Camps on the topic of unplugging from technology at summer camp. The session was recorded by award winning national desk journalist Tovia Smith of National Public Radio (NPR). Her segment aired in the 5:00 pm hour on August 11. There is also an online story, “Summer Camps Struggle to Enforce Bans on Screen Time.”

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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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