Family Resiliency

Information on children and families, including family resiliency, diversity, family meals, family activities, understanding adolescence and parents as role models.

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Meeting the Needs of Teens - News News

Meeting the Needs of Teens

03/09/2018

Raising teenagers means being attuned to the basic needs of all humans which are even stronger during adolescence: Belonging, Power, Independence and Enjoyment. More
Everybody Walk PA Program Information 2018
Everybody Walk PA Program Information 2018 - Articles Articles
Join Penn State Extension in a FREE virtual walking program exploring the counties of PA. Walking will be reported April 2nd - May 27th More
PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience
PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience - Articles Articles

PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience

Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D., Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D., Janet Agnes Welsh, Ph.D.

This flyer describes the PROSPER program, which brings evidence-based prevention programs to schools and communities to strengthen families, build youth skills, and reduce problem behaviors in youth. More
Kinship Care in Pennsylvania: Support for Families with Grandparents and Other Kin Raising Children
Kinship Care in Pennsylvania: Support for Families with Grandparents and Other Kin Raising Children - Articles Articles
This 18-page booklet discusses the concepts of kinship care, issues, support groups, programs, and resources for organizations working with kinship care families. More
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Spectators
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Spectators - Articles Articles
This publication is written to assist parents in fostering a positive climate that enables children and youth involved in sports to enjoy themselves and reach their full potential. More
More Diversity Activities for Youth and Adults
More Diversity Activities for Youth and Adults - Articles Articles
This publication is a continuation of Diversity Discussion Starters, with a selection of different activities to promote discussion about diversity. More
Chaos after Work and Family Time
Chaos after Work and Family Time - Articles Articles

Chaos after Work and Family Time

Laurie Weinreb-Welch, MPH, MCHES

This article can help your family spend more time together despite busy schedules. More
Diversity Discussion Starters
Diversity Discussion Starters - Articles Articles

Diversity Discussion Starters

Patreese Ingram, Ed.D.

A collection of ice breakers designed for teachers or session leaders to start conversation about Diversity. More
Diversity Activities for Youth and Adults
Diversity Activities for Youth and Adults - Articles Articles
This publication features six different activities that can be used to help youth and adults understand and appreciate diversity. More
Family Time, Summer: Ages 7-8
Family Time, Summer: Ages 7-8 - Articles Articles

Family Time, Summer: Ages 7-8

James Van Horn, Ph.D.

This publication provides summer activities for families with children between the ages of 7 and 8. More
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Role Models
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Role Models - Articles Articles
This is the first in a two-part series written to assist parents in fostering a positive climate that enables children and youth involved in sports to enjoy themselves and reach their full potential. More
Family Time, Winter: Child Ages 7-8
Family Time, Winter: Child Ages 7-8 - Articles Articles

Family Time, Winter: Child Ages 7-8

James Van Horn, Ph.D.

This publication provides winter activities for families with children between the ages of 7 and 8. More
An Overview of Diversity Awareness
An Overview of Diversity Awareness - Articles Articles

An Overview of Diversity Awareness

Patreese Ingram, Ed.D.

This publication provides an overview of cultural diversity, and can help you become more aware of the dimensions of diversity, your cultural identity, and your attitudes and perceptions. More
Understanding Adolescence 3: The Tasks
Understanding Adolescence 3: The Tasks - Articles Articles

Understanding Adolescence 3: The Tasks

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

Adolescents have one foot in childhood and one foot in adulthood. This publication, the third in a three-part series, explores the developmental tasks adolescents must accomplish as they mature. More
Strong Social and Emotional Skills = Success
Strong Social and Emotional Skills = Success - Articles Articles
Greater social and emotional competence can increase academic achievement, career success, positive relationships, better mental health, reduced criminal behavior, and engaged citizenship. More
Understanding Adolescence 2: Searching for Themselves
Understanding Adolescence 2: Searching for Themselves - Articles Articles
This publication, the second in a three-part series, explores the major questions adolescents face as they search for themselves. More
Family Time, Summer: Child Ages 4-6
Family Time, Summer: Child Ages 4-6 - Articles Articles

Family Time, Summer: Child Ages 4-6

James Van Horn, Ph.D.

One of the most effective ways to build a strong family is to spend time and do things together. This booklet provides activities designed to strengthen the family unit. More
Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 7-8
Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 7-8 - Articles Articles

Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 7-8

James Van Horn, Ph.D.

This publication provides spring activities for families with children between the ages of 7 and 8. More
Family Time, Fall: Child Ages 7-8
Family Time, Fall: Child Ages 7-8 - Articles Articles

Family Time, Fall: Child Ages 7-8

James Van Horn, Ph.D.

This publication provides fall activities for families with children between the ages of 7 and 8. More
Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 4-6
Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 4-6 - Articles Articles

Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 4-6

James Van Horn, Ph.D.

Strong, healthy families don't just happen. They take planning and work by each member. This publication provides activities for strengthening the family. More
Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 2-3
Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 2-3 - Articles Articles

Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 2-3

Marilyn Furry, Ph.D.

Strong, healthy families don't just happen. They take planning and work by each member. This publication provides activities for strengthening the family. More
Family Time, Summer: Child Ages 2-3
Family Time, Summer: Child Ages 2-3 - Articles Articles

Family Time, Summer: Child Ages 2-3

James Van Horn, Ph.D.

One of the most effective ways to build a strong family is to spend time and do things together. This publication provides summer activities for families with children between the ages of 2 and 3. More
PROSPER Background Information
PROSPER Background Information - Articles Articles
The PROSPER model uses community teams led by Extension educators and public school personnel to facilitate the sustained delivery of evidence-based programs. More
PROSPER Strengthens Families
PROSPER Strengthens Families - Articles Articles
PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) teams are successfully implementing prevention programs to reduce youth risky behaviors. More
Supporters of PROSPER Supporters of PROSPER - Articles
PROSPER in Pennsylvania has been funded by a variety of federal, state, and local public and private agencies, with most funding support coming from the NIH. More
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