Youth Development


Parenting Techniques for Teaching Empathy to Children

December 18, 2012

By Bette J. Freedson, LCSW, LICSW Introduction Wouldn’t it be simple if you could just say to your kids, “Now look you guys, be...

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Teaching Kids Conflict Resolution

July 17, 2012

By Bette J. Freedson, LCSW, LICSW Introduction Conflict is normal, and kids can be taught how to handle it effectively.  Key ideas to teach...

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Talking to Teens About Sex: Q&A with Dr. Amy Schalet and Brenda Wade, MSW

January 11, 2012

By Brenda C. Wade, MSW, LCSW   Introduction Amy Schalet is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a...

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All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families

October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011 All Children Matter All Children Matter Study A newly released research report, All Children Matter: How Legal and Social...

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Dr. Caitlin Ryan and The Family Acceptance Projects’ Studies of LGBT Youth

December 7, 2010

Dr. Caitlin Ryan, Director of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University School Bullying, Violence Against Lesbian, Gay,...

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Understanding an Adolescent Phenomenon: Teens Click With Their Cliques

July 7, 2009

By Bette J. Freedson, LCSW, LICSW Introduction A Sense of Belonging Conclusion Introduction Adolescents...

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Three Questions about Child and Adolescent Resilience

April 3, 2009

By Elizabeth K. Anthony, PhD, MSW, MA   Introduction Dr. Elizabeth K. Anthony is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at...

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Conquering the Dark Age: Helping Lesbian, Gendered, and Bisexual Transgendered (LGBT) Youth to Cope

February 17, 2009

By Jo Ann Burson Preston, PhD, MDSW   Introduction Understanding Gender Identity Impact of Stigmatization of LGBT...

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The Family Acceptance Project

November 12, 2008

San Francisco State University Awarded $500,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Support the "Family Acceptance Project" for Families...

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Too Many Activities Can Hurt a Family

July 23, 2008

By Laura Michels   Parents say they feel a lot of pressure to enroll their kids in sports Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 4:59 p.m. For...

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