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Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 Years Later

From 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 Science. The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing […]

Researcher urges more talk with youth about emotions

Written 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 inside and around us.” He argues that helping kids to learn and talk about emotions […]

New study shows the lasting effects of childhood bullying

Many 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 power to distress or control another person, is prevalent across societies and circumstances the world […]

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 need to know about toxic stress, and the third discusses recent programmatic innovations related to toxic […]