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What is the “relationship gap” and why is it important?

By Search Institute Helping Students Thrive: Closing the Relationship Gap in Schools and Youth Programs We can not thrive in isolation. For young people, relationships are vital, because they are fundamental to their development. Relationships with caring adults are especially important for young people, and yet data routinely show that they don’t experience them as […]

When COVID robbed children of their friendships, learning suffered

By Caitlin McDermott-Murphy, The Harvard Gazette After the pandemic closed schools last year, hospitals saw a surge in mental health-related emergency visits among children 18 and under. The statistics have been grim enough that a large cohort of the nation’s top pediatricians recently declared a “national emergency” in child and adolescent mental health. COVID disrupted […]

Relationship Education for Youth Who Have Faced Adversity

By Mindy Herman-Stahl, Sydney J. Briggs, Lisa Kim, & Elizabeth Wildsmith, MAST Caring and intimate relationships are critical to individuals’ well-being throughout their lifespan.1,2 Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs are designed to build skills that improve relationship quality for adult couples, individuals, co-parents, and youth. Historically, a segment of HMRE programs has focused […]