Announcing our newest curriculum, Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience, to equip youth- and adult-serving programs with powerful tools to help clients move past the effects of adverse experiences.

Young people who have experienced trauma and toxic stress often have difficulty regulating their emotional responses when facing challenges in school, life, and relationships. As students learn the skills and strategies in Mind Matters, they can begin to say, “I am not a victim of what happened to me.”

“This is a long-overdue curriculum. We've known for years that many of our students have experienced trauma and other adverse life events.”

Bill Doherty, Ph.D.

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Auburn University

Relationship Education

Gender Roles, and DV Prevention

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How Technology Changes Teen Romance

How Technology Changes

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The topic of teenage romance and sex has always been charged, but today’s pervasive digital technology has succeeded in turning up the wattage. Some parents have an easy and open channel with their adolescent around all things amorous while others find the subject painfully awkward … MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar


Freakanomics Radio

The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat from Marriage. Over 40 percent of U.S. births are to unmarried mothers, and the numbers are especially high among the less-educated. Why? One argument is that the decline in good manufacturing jobs led to a decline in “marriageable” men. Surely the fracking boom reversed that trend, right? ... Go here to find out more.

Try These Trusted Adult Tip Sheets!

Try These

Trusted Adult Tip Sheets!

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has released a set of three trusted adult tip sheets. These evidence-informed tip sheets were produced after many interviews and focus groups with stakeholders and youth in care. Each tip sheet is equipped with scripts, data, and tips for beginning and continuing conversations with youth: