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.


Prevent ACEs

(Adverse Childhood Experiences)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. Working together, people can help create a world in which every child can thrive … MORE>>


Two Versions

of Relationship Smarts PLUS

Studied in Georgia. This process study examines the implementation of Relationship Smarts Plus 3.0 in two high schools in suburban Atlanta Georgia including program design; processes for hiring, training, and supervising facilitators; service delivery; and youth engagement … MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar


Feb. 12

Exploring Social Poverty: Low-Income Populations and the Impact of Family and Community Ties. Join us as Dr. Halpern-Meekin discusses the relational and emotional dimensions of poverty and the benefits relationship education has to offer … Go here to find out more.

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Adolescent Development Explained

This section examines the major developmental changes that occur in adolescence and provides suggestions on how caring adults can support young people as they navigate through this critical period … MORE>>