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February 11, 2019

Prevention Research Center to chart course for social emotional learning

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Experts agree that social and emotional skills are necessary for children to grow up healthy and successful as students and later, in all aspects of life. Over the past two years, the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) have published the most comprehensive examination to date of the research on social emotional learning (SEL).

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February 04, 2019

Sexual minorities face significant health disparities

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sexual minorities — people who are attracted to members of the same sex or who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual — are at a higher risk for several different health problems at different points in their lives, according to Penn State researchers.

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January 08, 2019

Latest RWJF Brief: SEL Development Matters--Taking Action Now for Future Generations

There is overwhelming agreement from the perspective of educators, parents, and policymakers that children should receive a broad education that prepares them to be active, engaged citizens who make positive contributions to support their families and communities. Although there are various models of educational goals, there is a consensus that education should focus on supporting essential capacities to help children navigate the world successfully.

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December 10, 2018

"With a Little Help from My Friends - The Importance of Peer Relationships for Social-Emotional Development"

Positive peer relationships make critical contributions to healthy social emotional development

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November 26, 2018

The five types of problem drinking are more common at different ages

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Alcohol abuse is more complicated than simply drinking too much. There may be five separate types of problem drinkers, according to Penn State researchers, and each one may be more common at different stages of life.

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