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.

National Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences

National Prevalence

of Adverse Childhood Experiences

A growing body of research has made it increasingly apparent that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a critical public health issue. ACEs are potentially traumatic experiences and events … MORE>>

Love Notes/Mind Matters

Love Notes & Mind Matters

Trainings in Los Angeles

Love Notes: June 26 and 27, 2018

Mind Matters: June 28 and 29, 2018

Beginning at $425.00, including lunches.

Each trainee must have a copy of Love Notes and/or Mind Matters. Training presented by the authors… MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar


May 9

Teen Sexting, Cyberbullying and Adolescent Relationships. Dr. Temple will discuss sexting (a combination of the words sex and texting), the practice of electronically sending sexually explicit images or messages from one person to another. Sexting has received an abundance of attention in the popular press … Go here to find out more.

Authentic Relationships Matter Most

Authentic Relationships

Matter Most

Upbring, a thought leader among child welfare nonprofits, and the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing today released the pilot report from the Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS). The study calls into question the child welfare system’s … MORE>>