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.

High School Seniors’ Attitudes Towards Cohabitation and Marriage

High School Seniors’ Attitudes

  • FP-19-12 – Ideal Time for Marriage, 2017
  • FP-19-11 – Expectations to Marry, 2017
  • FP-19-10 – Attitudes Toward Cohabitation as a Testing Ground for Marriage, 2017

University of Washington

Mind Matters Training

Sept 5 and 6, Santa Ana, CA

This 2-day Intensive training will be held by the Mind Matters Author, Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D. Unique opportunity to learn directly from the developer! CEUs available … MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar


August 14, 2019

Learning about Positive Youth Development: A Free & Fun Course for Youth Work Professionals. In this webinar co-creator Jutta Dotterweich will provide a guided tour of a new, interactive online training course … Go here to find out more.

Adolescent Brain

Low-Income Parents

and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

In Social Poverty, Sarah Halpern-Meekin provides a much-needed window into the nature of social ties among low-income, unmarried parents, highlighting their often-ignored forms of hardship … MORE>>