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.

Pew Research Center

The Changing Profile

of Unmarried Parents

One-in-four parents living with a child in the United States today are unmarried. Driven by declines in marriage overall, as well as increases in births outside of marriage, this marks a dramatic change from a half-century ago … MORE>>

University of Washington

Teen Girls, Dating Violence:

Why We Should Be Paying Attention

More than half of homicides of women are at the hands of a romantic partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now it appears that this type of violence is also affecting adolescent girlsMORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar


July 10, 2019

“Chambers of Heart” – Building and Maintaining Trust and Relationships In this webinar, you will explore the five “Chambers of Heart”– honesty respect. Interest, commitment, and passion – that Judge JH Corpening uses in his work with youth … Go here to find out more.

Adolescent Brain

The Science of Love Video

Using data collected, John Gottman was able to predict with over 90% accuracy whether couples would stay together or break up. In his TEDx Talk, The Science of Love, Gottman explains how his scientific research has created a new understanding of love relationships … MORE>>