Free! Second Wednesday Webinars

October  2018

Self-regulation Skills to Support
Healthy Relationships for Youth


Self-regulation is increasingly being recognized as foundational for wellbeing across the lifespan, including in fostering healthy relationships.  This talk will describe principles of self-regulation development using an applied framework based in current research and cross-disciplinary theory (, with a focus on adolescents ( and young adults (

The role of emotion regulation in communication and decision-making within the context of youths’ romantic relationships will be discussed.  Strategies for promoting emotion regulation, perspective taking, goal-commitment, and problem solving in youth to foster health relationships will be reviewed, including approaches educators can use in teaching and coaching these skills.


1.Identify at least 3 key principles of self-regulation development for adolescents and young adults.

2.Describe one-way emotion regulation affects youths’ romantic relationships.

3.Identify at least 2 strategies for promoting self-regulation in youth.

Presenter: Desiree W. Murray, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham child Development Institute; Research Associate Professor, School of Education, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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