Why We Can’t Afford to Normalize Sexual Violence

A 17 year old teenager, a high school senior, was out with some friends who decided to go drinking and bar hopping. They end up at a frat party at a nearby college campus. By the time they arrived at the party, they had already consumed 2 or 3 drinks-rum and coca cola-like their parents […]

How CASES Help Build Competencies for Engaging Families

Family engagement benefits children and youth in multiple ways. However, educators often find engaging families the most difficult part of their work, and are rarely trained or prepared to do so. The case method is a valuable teaching technique to prepare educators to effectively engage with families. The case method helps educators build competencies that […]

How College Students Can Be Healthy While Living with Sickle Cell Disease

  College students with sickle cell disease (SCD) can have a fun and safe college experience by taking a few safety precautions to keep themselves healthy. SCD is an inherited blood disorder that can cause severe pain. So for students with SCD, the transition of leaving home to go to college can be a fun […]

College and Your Mental Health Matters

Recently, I heard a tragic story of a young man, a college student, who attended my daughter’s alma mater, Penn State University. This young man was a vibrant and active student on  the State College campus. Upon hindsight and without detailing a very personal family tragedy,  this young man had displayed behaviors and attitudes indicative of a […]