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Investing in Relationships is Focus of Wallace’s New Camping Magazine Feature Article

Stephen’s new feature article for Camping Magazine, “Lean In – A User’s Guide to Relational Camping,” speaks to the value of camp counselors (and directors) who choose a relation-based approach to their work as opposed to a transactional approach, which values logistics over meaningful connections. May/June is the staff training edition of the magazine.

Wallace Addresses Post-Pandemic Youth Mental Health

Stephen’s new Psychology Today article, “Post Pandemic: Why the Kids May Not be OK,” looks at the current mental health crisis in America and looks ahead to a post-pandemic world in which youth are likely to still be suffering.

Expanding Communities to Care for Kids Focus of New Camping Magazine Article

Stephen’s new feature article in Camping Magazine. “More Than a Village – Why Summer Camps are Key to Raising Kids Right,” discusses the value of an added community to assist young people grow and succeed. It speaks to positive identity formation, New York Times columnist David Brooks’ take on “thick” vs. “Thin” communities, character development, and social entrepreneurship.

Wallace Notes Decreases in Substance Use by Young People

Stephen’s new Psychology Today article, “New Report Finds Positive Trends in Youth Substance Use,” discusses encouraging new data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and highlights groundbreaking research from the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) and Total Brain.

Wallace Speaks to Youth Mental Health in Wake of Michigan School Shootings

Stephen’s new article for Psychology Today, “The Crisis of Youth Mental Health,” addresses the state of youth  mental health in America in the wake of the Michigan school shootings. It includes original, groundbreaking research from the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) and Total Brain.

Recent Michigan School Shootings Subject of New Psychology Today Piece

Stephen’s new article for Psychology Today, “”The Crisis of Youth Mental Health – The Voices Won’t Stop, Help Me,” takes a look at the recent Ethan Crumbley shootings in Michigan and offers a roadmap to identifying youth in crisis and in need of intervention. It includes original research from the Center for Adolescent Research and …

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