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Stephen’s new Psychology Today column, “Unplugged – Digital Health and Summer Camp,” highlights recently released data from the Pew Research Center about the amount of time young people spend online and the effects, both positive and negative, they perceive. It also cites research from San Diego State University professor Jean Twenge and colleagues mapping the proliferation of smart phones against the precipitous rise in youth mental health disorders and includes reference to an NPR “All Things Considered” segment featuring teen leaders at the Cape Cod Sea Camps discussing going tech free at summer camp.

Stephen provided commentary for a new piece published by NBCUniversal’s ParentToolKit, “How You Can Help Your Child After They’ve Been Diagnosed with Mental Illness.” NBCUniversal is a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Today, Wednesday, May 30th, Stephen will present a free webinar on the role of camp counselors as mentors on behalf of the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center, as a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Y. Stephen’s remarks will include information about his original research on Sense of Self, Positive Risk-Taking and Rites of Passage.

Stephen, a parenting expert for NBC Universal’s ParentToolKit.com, contributed to a new article coaching parents on how best to talk with their children about mental health. NBCUniversal is a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new Psychology Today Column, “Love Is Louder,” celebrates May’s Mental Health Awareness Month and includes information about about an important campaign sponsored by the Jed Foundation, a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) and a quote’s from Jed’s medical director, Vic Schwartz, M.D.

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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 Psychology Today column, “Unplugged – Digital Health and Summer Camp,” highlights recently released data from the Pew Research Center about the amount of time young people spend online and the effects, both positive and negative, they perceive. It also cites research from San Diego State University professor Jean Twenge and colleagues mapping the proliferation of smart phones against the precipitous rise in youth mental health disorders and includes reference to an NPR “All Things Considered” segment featuring teen leaders at the Cape Cod Sea Camps discussing going tech free at summer camp.

Stephen provided commentary for a new piece published by NBCUniversal’s ParentToolKit, “How You Can Help Your Child After They’ve Been Diagnosed with Mental Illness.” NBCUniversal is a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Today, Wednesday, May 30th, Stephen will present a free webinar on the role of camp counselors as mentors on behalf of the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center, as a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Y. Stephen’s remarks will include information about his original research on Sense of Self, Positive Risk-Taking and Rites of Passage.

Stephen, a parenting expert for NBC Universal’s ParentToolKit.com, contributed to a new article coaching parents on how best to talk with their children about mental health. NBCUniversal is a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

Stephen’s new Psychology Today Column, “Love Is Louder,” celebrates May’s Mental Health Awareness Month and includes information about about an important campaign sponsored by the Jed Foundation, a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) and a quote’s from Jed’s medical director, Vic Schwartz, M.D.

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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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