Stephen Gray Wallace
Stephen Gray Wallace is the director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), a collaborative of institutions and organizations committed to promoting positive youth outcomes and reducing negative risk behaviors. He is also a resident camp director and director of counseling and counselor training at Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, Mass., and a founding member and parenting expert at kidsinthehouse.com. Stephen holds a B.A. in communications, business and psychology from Susquehanna University and an M.S.Ed. in psychology from Bucknell University. He has worked as a school psychologist and adolescent counselor, holding positions in the Psychological Services Department of the Palm Beach County, Fla., public schools; the Pupil Personnel Services Department of the Millis, Mass., public schools; and the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit of Fair Oaks Hospital in Summit, N.J. He also served for more than 15 years as national chairman and CEO of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). Stephen is author of the critically acclaimed book Reality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex – What Parents Don't Know and Teens Aren't Telling and writes for Camping Magazine, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, kidsinthehouse.com, NBCUniversal's ParentToolKit.com, and TeenLife Media. He serves on the professional development faculties of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Camp Association and as an expert partner at RANE (Risk Assistance Network and Exchange). Stephen has been formally recognized by the American Camp Association, Camping Magazine, the Susquehanna University Alumni Association and The White House for his tireless work on behalf of America's youth and families.