What makes a good life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. . . Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life…
See the lecture here.

Mind Matters

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.”

Love Notes – EBP Model

You now have a new tool in your tool kit! An innovative approach to teen pregnancy prevention that appeals to older youth.
Love Notes was included in the federal Office of Adolescent Health’s Evidence Based Program list based on statistically significant decreases in sexual activity, increases in contraceptive use, and avoidance of pregnancy.

University of California

Child Development Services

Should Include Fathers

and a Prental Relationship Focus. A holistic approach, replacing fragmented interventions, should support couple partnerships and how both parents relate to their children… MORE>>


Florida Department

of Juvenile Justice

has added both Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS to their Sourcebook of Delinquency Interventions. This means they are now eligible to be funded by the state… MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar


May 8, 2019

Friends and Crushes–
The Effects of Friends on Romantic Relationships.
In this webinar, we will explore how adolescents build relationship skills through friendships and discuss the implications friendships have for later romantic relationships … Go here to find out more.


How Children and Adults

Can Build Core Capabilities for Life

Every day we take on the ordinary, sometimes challenging, tasks of work, school, parenting, relationships, and just managing our busy lives … MORE>>