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August 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a Digital Meet the Author event on Zoom with Stephen Gray Wallace, exploring the topic of Coronavirus and youth mental health. Wallace has published numerous books, articles, and columns on youth development and decision-making, including his newest book IMPACT – An Introduction to Counseling, Mentoring, and Youth Development and his critically-acclaimed book Reality Gap. During his career as a school psychologist, adolescent and family counselor, SADD Chairman and CEO, camp director, researcher, motivational speaker, and college professor, he has gained broad experience with young people and unique insights into their development, attitudes and behavior.
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About Stephen Gray Wallace
Stephen Gray Wallace has broad experience as a school psychologist and adolescent counselor. He currently serves as president and director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), a national collaborative of institutions and organizations committed to increasing favorable youth outcomes and decreasing negative risk behaviors. He is also co-founder and chief executive officer of CampTelligence, a data collection, analysis and and consulting group serving the summer camp industry. Learn more
Wallace’s new book, IMPACT – An Introduction to Counseling, Mentoring, and Youth Development, offers insightful commentary on the important role of mentors in the lives of children and teens. While it specifically addresses camp counselors, it is equally relevant for all key youth influencers, including parents, teachers, and coaches.
IMPACT was published by Healthy Learning, one of the world’s foremost publishers of instructional materials for health/wellness, fitness, exercise, sports medicine, and camp professionals. Founded in 1997, Healthy Learning offers a content library of over 3500 titles that feature several of the most respected individuals in their area of expertise. Learn more
About Reality Gap
Reality Gap paints an alarming portrait of a modern-day adolescence filled with potentially deadly behaviors carefully hidden from the view of parents and other adults. But it is also a book about hope and inspiration, pointing to the incredibly powerful role that parents and other mentors can play in the lives of young people and highlighting the tremendous contributions that many teens are making to their families, schools, and communities.
Combining stories from today’s teens with original, groundbreaking research conducted by SADD and Liberty Mutual Insurance, Reality Gap offers an intriguing analysis of the adolescent decision-making process and shares important conclusions.
Most critically, the book shares common-sense solutions and practical steps for parents and other important adults, such as teachers, coaches, counselors, and health care providers, to use in their relationships with teens.
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