Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 Years Later

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-7-43-36-amFrom APS News Growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one’s 80s, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Read the rest

Researcher urges more talk with youth about emotions

rotary-691528_1280Written by Shelly Leachman-UCSB

Children should learn about navigating their emotions from an early age, says sociologist Thomas Scheff.

He refers to emotions as “internal events,” intangible cues working as “signals that alert us to the state of the world … Read the rest

New study shows the lasting effects of childhood bullying

Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 8.44.19 PMMany of us may recall an instance of being bullied when we were young. Unfortunately, for many, these unpleasant experiences aren’t just a distant memory. In fact, they’ve adversely affected their relationships well into adulthood.

Bullying, or the abuse of

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What is toxic stress and why does it matter for youth mentoring programs


By Venessa Marks and Julie Novak

This blog is part of a three-post series on toxic stress.

The first post explains what toxic stress is and why it matters for youth mentoring programs, the second highlights what professional staff Read the rest