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Stephen’s latest column on the risks and rewards of the transition to college, “The Art of Change,” includes multiple citations of research studies, including data from The Jed Foundation, a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE). It also features the personal experiences of two college students, Adam Rosen and Declan Hayes, both graduates of the teen leadership program at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA.

Stephen’s feature article in the November/December edition of Camping Magazine, “Adolescence, Identity, and Summer Camp,” explores the role that experiential learning can play in advancing the developmental prerogative that is identity formation.

Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Misdirection – The transition to college: a brave and startling truth,” addresses the challenges many young people face during the move from high school to college. This piece includes original research from the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) and The JED Foundation, a CARE collaborator.

Stephen’s new column in The Huffington Post, “Nice Kids,” speaks to the effects of, and remedies for, bullying behaviors among youth … and adults. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Stephen’s September column for Psychology Today, “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day – September’s suicide prevention push,” addresses youth suicide, prevention factors/developmental assets from the Search Institute and information from a recent event headlined by Stephen and Scott Poland, Ed.D., a professor at Nova Southeastern University and senior research fellow at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).

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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 latest column on the risks and rewards of the transition to college, “The Art of Change,” includes multiple citations of research studies, including data from The Jed Foundation, a collaborator at the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE). It also features the personal experiences of two college students, Adam Rosen and Declan Hayes, both graduates of the teen leadership program at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA.

Stephen’s feature article in the November/December edition of Camping Magazine, “Adolescence, Identity, and Summer Camp,” explores the role that experiential learning can play in advancing the developmental prerogative that is identity formation.

Stephen’s new column for Psychology Today, “Misdirection – The transition to college: a brave and startling truth,” addresses the challenges many young people face during the move from high school to college. This piece includes original research from the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) and The JED Foundation, a CARE collaborator.

Stephen’s new column in The Huffington Post, “Nice Kids,” speaks to the effects of, and remedies for, bullying behaviors among youth … and adults. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Stephen’s September column for Psychology Today, “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day – September’s suicide prevention push,” addresses youth suicide, prevention factors/developmental assets from the Search Institute and information from a recent event headlined by Stephen and Scott Poland, Ed.D., a professor at Nova Southeastern University and senior research fellow 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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