Dr. Glenn Sterner, a Penn State faculty member who advised the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General while developing Pennsylvania’s settlement allocation process, explains the opioid settlement funding that is currently
Quick check: how many hours have you spent looking at a screen in the past 24 hours? How about the past 48 hours? We have all likely heard the adverse effects that increased screen time has on development. Still, it is astonishing to learn just how much time Americans devote to screens in our everyday lives and what types of behaviors are developing because of that screen time, particularly when looking at youth development.
What is resilience in the first place? We’ve been hearing a lot about resiliency the past few years so let’s take a second to define it. Resilience has been described as strength in the face of adversity, being able to adapt to change, bouncing back from challenging times and sustaining one’s wellbeing.
What do you do with all your old prescription medications that you don’t need or that have expired? Do you flush them? Do you dispose of them in the garbage? No, the best way to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication is to take it to a local Prescription Drug Take Back Box.
The Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14 Successfully Graduated Six Families This Fall Using a New Virtual Format
In a time where many things have been put on hold, one important program continues to be delivered: The Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14.
This year our holiday celebrations will likely be different than in years past. We may not be able to be together with loved ones and friends, but we can still celebrate together while maintaining social distancing and staying safe. Our traditions may need to be adjusted so we can still enjoy the season and have fun with friends and family. Here are some ideas for celebrating the holidays virtually.
The Thrive Initiative is a continuum of evidence-informed parenting programs that are designed to empower parents and caregivers as they nurture children from the prenatal period until 18 years of age.
The closure of schools and businesses due to COVID-19 has created upheaval for most families. If you have children between the ages of 10 and 14 you know that keeping them occupied and content can be challenging. By following this series, you will discover ideas and activities you can do with your rising teenager that are fun, increase resilience in youth, and build strong relationships in your family.
Congratulations to PROSPER team youth member, Olivia Manarchuck, who recently graduated from Carbondale Area Junior/Senior High School as Valedictorian! Olivia was an active member of the Carbondale PROSPER team for six years.