CARE at Susquehanna University Announces Educational Alliance
Published on April 8, 2013
The Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) at Susquehanna University is entering a new educational alliance with the American Camp Association (ACA).
Through this new collaboration, ACA and CARE will conduct joint original research and existing research reviews, develop research-based counselor training content for use across multiple platforms, and strengthen the role that camp experiences play in youth risk reduction.
"This new alliance between ACA and CARE underscores the urgency of our mutual missions to enrich the lives of children and young adults while reducing risk behaviors that may derail them from reaching their full potential," said Stephen Gray Wallace, director of CARE. "We are excited to share research and resources that truly benefit young people and families."
According to ACA CEO Peg Smith, "Camp experiences have long been developmental opportunities for both campers and staff to acquire the social, cognitive and emotional skills needed by tomorrow’s leaders. One critical aspect of this is learning healthy, positive attitudes and behaviors. ACA's educational alliance with CARE builds and strengthens the research and resources ACA provides toward quality experiences for campers, staff and families.”
CARE is a source of authoritative information for parents, educators, mentors, coaches and health professionals concerned with the attitudes and behaviors of adolescents and young adults.
The American Camp Association® (ACA) works to preserve, promote and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA-Accredited® camp programs ensure that children are provided with a diversity of educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities. There are more than 2,400 ACA-accredited camps that meet up to nearly 300 health and safety standards. For more information, visit www.ACAcamps.org.
The Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) at Susquehanna University is a source of authoritative information for parents, educators, mentors, coaches and health professionals concerned with the attitudes and behaviors of adolescents and young adults. The center’s primary mission is to conduct original research on adolescent development and decision- making. The center investigates development and decision-making, focusing on issues of personal development, underage drinking and drug use, sexual behavior, bullying, violence and suicide. Learn more at www.susqu.edu/care.
Photo credit of image appearing on news pages promoting this story: Image of Victory Junction camp, Randleman, N.C., is courtesy of ACA.