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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Fayette County PROSPER
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Fayette County PROSPER

Jennifer Deichert

There are many challenges facing youth and their families today, and although efforts are made to help them, most have limited success. More
Parental Monitoring Helps Youth Succeed
Parental Monitoring Helps Youth Succeed - Articles Articles
Parents who are aware of their children's activities and whereabouts have kids who are less likely to get involved with problem behaviors. More
Prosper Highlights
Prosper Highlights - Videos Videos
Video highlights of PROSPER, a scientifically proven model built on partnerships between Penn State Extension and public schools. More
Why PROSPER Matters - Youth Perspectives
Why PROSPER Matters - Youth Perspectives - Videos Videos
A video interview of youth perspectives on PROSPER programs. More
Family Meetings Promote Communication and Problem Solving
Family Meetings Promote Communication and Problem Solving - Articles Articles
Family meetings provide an opportunity to coordinate family schedules, improve communication, and have fun together. More