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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Child Trends

To prevent youth suicide

address more than bullying

Only around 9 percent of cases specifically indicated that bullying was a factor leading to the suicide; however, over half the cases (56 percent) listed relationship issues, primarily with family or intimate dating partners, as a precipitating factor … MORE>>

There’s sequence to success

Listen up, millennials -

There’s sequence to success

Of the several causes of the intergenerational transmission of poverty, one is paramount: family disintegration. Some causes of this remain unclear, but something now seems indisputable: the “success sequence” is insurance against poverty … MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar


October 11th

The Talk: Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships, Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment.
Many adults—especially parents—often fret about youth and the “hook-up culture.” But research suggests that far fewer young people are “hooking up” than we are commonly led to believe. This focus on the hook-up culture also obscures two much bigger issues that many young people appear to be struggling with ... Go here to sign up and 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: