Born to Run

Both unstructured play and highly structured sports offer real opportunities for personal growth.

I Know I Said I'm Sorry ...

What responsibility do people in positions of power, honor or prestige have to those who follow, particularly youth?

Serious Learning Happens at Summer Camp - Without Technology

For those ending a summer at camp, the transition back to home, school and screen time can be infused with lessons from June, July and August.

Imagine Me Gone

Despite popular myths about seasonality of suicides, rates actually spike in late spring and early summer rather than during the holidays or in the depths of winter.

Love Actually

It is incumbent upon us–particularly with regard to youth–to recognize effort over achievement, resiliency over success and individuality over conformity.

The Hubris of Owen Labrie

What does this sordid tale tell us about prevention?

Who I Am

As young people hurtle toward maturity, the real drive for competency appears most tangible during adolescence.

Let the Kids Sleep

New data links stressed and drowsy teenagers to dangers and disorders.

Storm Rising

It’s impossible to escape the endless, breathless reporting of atrocities at home and abroad.


The “always on” lifestyle of today’s teens proffers images of happy, healthy young people propelled through endless days by a hyperkinetic force field allowing them to achieve almost anything. But lurking behind that façade may be something more sinister.

Young People, Not Alone in Their Despair

What is that cautionary tale? Things may not always—if ever—be as they seem.

Sibling Revelry

The qualitative gains of sibling relationships beg the question, “Do friendships forged at summer camp elicit the same positive outcomes?”

End Game

Skills employers say they're looking for can be learned by working at camp.

Troubled Waters

The nature and scope of youth suicide is changing, and not for the better.

Ebb and Flow

Overuse of technology by young people may result in distraction, stress and impaired performance. Help them find flow!

Cutting Their Losses, Raising the Stakes

If anything, the controversial case at UVA simply raised the profile of sexual violence and the stakes of figuring out a way forward.

Running On

Girls are on the run. But what are they running from? Or to?

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Amid family, friends, food and football lies a common appreciation for what unites us.

Cool Kids

Being popular may be losing popularity

Beautiful Boys

Addiction, recovery, and summer camp – four words that don't often appear together.

On Becoming

Teenagers are forming an identity to call their own. In short, they are all becoming someone and something.

The Afterglow

Summer camp helps kids form identity, achieve independence and make friends!

A User's Guide to Surviving Boarding School

Sending your child off to boarding school? Here's some advice from a veteran student.

Land of Hopes and Dreams

Students heading for college pose new challenges for families

Summer Solstice

America's stressed, overwhelmed and depressed teenagers need help

Good Will Hunting

Teens too often get a bad rap. Look at the positive change they are creating in their schools and communities.

A Perfect Storm

This is not your grandfather's marijuana ... it's more potent and more dangerous.

Hocus Pocus

Poof, just like that, hard-learned lessons of driving dangers disappear as teens take the wheel.

Worlds Colliding

Atop the heartache and head scratching loomed a nagging question—is suicide contagious?

When the Circus Came to Town

Lessons learned from Justin Bieber's Miami Beach meltdown.