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As researchers, educators and therapists, we work with our clients and PARTNER TO SEE CHANGE. Browse our behavioral health resources for psychoeducational content grounded in the latest research and developed for you by our expert clinicians. Here, you will find our popular Tips of the Month and Clinical Science Insights publication series, you can hear podcasts and watch webinars on a variety of themes, read topical articles from our therapists and learn about our latest publications.

Relationships between Parents & Young Adult Children

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In an extended interview with Aaliyah Gibson, Casey Gamboni, Ph.D., discusses common mistakes that parents of adult and young adult children may injure their relationship and advice for what to do instead. Not treating your child like the adult they have become can offend the child at the same time as being difficult for the parent, who is not needed in the way they once were…

Substantive Conversations Could Make You Happier

Tip of the month - Couple

If you and your partner have been sheltering in place during the pandemic, you may find yourselves around one another a lot more than you’re accustomed to. But simply spending time under the same roof doesn’t necessarily translate into meaningful or satisfying connection. Many couples are like two ships passing in the night, in close proximity but not emotionally close.…

Family Decision Making in 2020

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Suzy, the 25-year-old mom of 3-year-old Moira, suddenly finds herself living with her own parents after she lost her job due to a COVID-related closure. As the fall approaches, the family reckons with the decision of whether to send Moira to in-person preschool. For Suzy, the answer is clear — her daughter needs socialization, and Suzy imagines a terrible domino effect of…

E-Learning & Podding

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In anticipation of the upcoming school year, many parents and students are thinking about how to prepare for the unusual circumstances of learning during a global pandemic. Some schools have opted to open with little restrictions, though this has been met with understandable concern as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. Many schools are approaching the fall 2020 school year by…

Resilience Re-imagined | Webinar

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When we begin to see failure and challenges as opportunities or the beginning of a journey, we can transform difficult times and create better outcomes for both ourselves and our children. In this episode of Let’s Talk, The Family Institute's Dawn Livorsi, D.S.W., LCSW, and Gail Francis, LMFT, discuss the importance of grit, a growth mindset and raising resilient children (…

Returning to College?

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The end of the summer is when millions of students are preparing to return to college. This is a time that is typically filled with anticipation, excitement and some nerves. This year, college students are experiencing higher levels of anxiety about returning to school.

Chrishane Cunningham offers advice on how to talk with your child about racism

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Talking about racism with your child may be a daunting task, but whatever your child's age, it's important to get the conversation started. Chrishane Cunningham speaks with Central Penn Parent on the best strategies to start this complex conversation with your kids.  READ ARTICLE  

Honesty is often less Scary than Kids’ Imaginations

Tip of the month - Family

Remember Hansel and Gretel? Since 1812, children have been engaged by this familiar story from Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Pressured by their stepmother, a father abandons his children in a faraway forest and leaves them to die. The children are kidnapped by a witch who plans to devour them for her dinner. With themes of child abandonment, kidnapping and a near death experience,…