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September 01, 2020

Promoting wellness within the school community during and after the pandemic

Supporting school community wellness with social and emotional learning 

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September 01, 2020

Nursing faculty provides intervention strategy for sexual violence on campus

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jocelyn Anderson, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and PRC affiliate faculty member, has had a research study published in the Journal of American College Health on the implementation of a sexual violence intervention at campus student health clinics and counseling centers. The study, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), was based on the perspectives of the providers at the clinics and counseling centers and their experience with implementing the sexual violence intervention. This unique and critical perspective is key in improving and developing GIFTSS, the sexual violence intervention that was used.

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August 24, 2020

Study shows promise for two-day therapy to treat PTSD, improve relationships

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Couples that include a partner with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may someday have access to a faster, more efficient therapy that treats the disorder and simultaneously improves their relationships, according to research.

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August 19, 2020

Words used to describe alcohol intoxication may give clues to drinking habits

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — People have always used different words to describe the inebriating effects of alcohol, from “blotto” in the 1920s to “honkers” in the 1950s. Now, new Penn State research suggests the language young adults use to describe the effects they feel from drinking may give insight into their drinking habits.

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August 17, 2020

Caring and Compasson Fellow Blake Colaianne sets his sights on helping students and schools

While standing in front of a classroom, Blake Colaianne realized that every day he was suppressing some of his humanity--his joys, stress, worries--in order to do his job. He also realized that his students were doing the same thing. This realization set Colaianne on a path that led him to the Prevention Research Center (PRC).

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