April 15, 2019
How the 'PROSPER' program uses evidence-based programming to fight substance abuse and addiction
Funded by a $9.9 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and built as a partnership with Iowa State University, PROSPER consists of collaboration between prevention scientists like Welsh, schools, community stakeholders, and Penn State Extension educators.Read more.
April 05, 2019
New interview method can lead to tailored approaches to address family aggression
Interparental aggression often co-occurs with aggression toward kids UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Parents in the midst of a psychologically or physically aggressive argument tend to also be aggressive with their children, according to researchers at Penn State. The team found that this "spillover" of aggression toward children causes kids to exhibit greater fear during future incidents of interparental aggression, regardless of the severity of those future incidents, than children who do not experience this spillover effect.Read more.
March 15, 2019
Inaugural substance abuse conference to be held April 29 at University Park
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) will host a conference to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, foundation representatives, and the public to discuss significant and emerging problems in combating substance abuse.Read more.
March 13, 2019
A close watch: IST seed grant funds study to assess and predict substance co-use
IST and HHD researchers to analyze alcohol and marijuana use in young adults using Apple WatchesRead more.
March 13, 2019
Families and schools may play key roles in promoting adolescent self-confidence
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Self-confidence is critical for teens as they prepare for the challenges of adulthood, and both families and schools may together play a vital role in boosting adolescents’ confidence even in the face of difficulties with family, according to researchers.Read more.