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Stephen’s new column in Psychology Today, “Brain on Fire,” discusses (ADHD) in youth and various methods they employ to both remediate and accommodate it.  The piece features quotes from a number of mental health and health professionals, including Michael Lesser, M.D., a member of the national advisory board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE). It also includes youth voices.

Stephen’s new column, “Miles of Smiles,” shares the heartwarming tale of Jared Aarson, a young canver survivor who is helping others battling the disease. Jared is a former camper and teen leader at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, Massachusetts.

Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Falling to Pieces – Putting youth back together again,” focuses on the epidemic of youth suicide. It features quotes from John Calicchio, a student member of the national advisory board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) and Dr. Scott Poland, a professor at Nova Southeastern University and also a CARE advisory board member.

Stephen’s article in the Guide to Overnight Summer Programs published by TeenLife Media, “Why Summer Camp Remains Relevant for Teens,” explores the value and growth opportunities uniquely offered to adolescents at summer camps across the country.  The same publication includes an article, “Why I Keep Going to Summer Camp,” authored by Charlie Nicholas, an 8th-grader from Los Angeles, 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 on LinkedIn, “Best Summer Ever,” focuses on the positive youth outcomes engendered by experiential learning at summer camp. Specifically, it focuses on Cape Cod Sea Camps, which is celebrating 95 years of camping excellence.

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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 in Psychology Today, “Brain on Fire,” discusses (ADHD) in youth and various methods they employ to both remediate and accommodate it.  The piece features quotes from a number of mental health and health professionals, including Michael Lesser, M.D., a member of the national advisory board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE). It also includes youth voices.

Stephen’s new column, “Miles of Smiles,” shares the heartwarming tale of Jared Aarson, a young canver survivor who is helping others battling the disease. Jared is a former camper and teen leader at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, Massachusetts.

Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Falling to Pieces – Putting youth back together again,” focuses on the epidemic of youth suicide. It features quotes from John Calicchio, a student member of the national advisory board at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) and Dr. Scott Poland, a professor at Nova Southeastern University and also a CARE advisory board member.

Stephen’s article in the Guide to Overnight Summer Programs published by TeenLife Media, “Why Summer Camp Remains Relevant for Teens,” explores the value and growth opportunities uniquely offered to adolescents at summer camps across the country.  The same publication includes an article, “Why I Keep Going to Summer Camp,” authored by Charlie Nicholas, an 8th-grader from Los Angeles, 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 on LinkedIn, “Best Summer Ever,” focuses on the positive youth outcomes engendered by experiential learning at summer camp. Specifically, it focuses on Cape Cod Sea Camps, which is celebrating 95 years of camping excellence.

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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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