Imagine a world where every young person thrives, supported by the caring relationships and inner resources required for a lifetime of wellness.
We are a home for research and practice that is dedicated to the social and emotional wellness of all young people, and because we believe wellness must be understood in context, the wellness of adults who support them.
That’s why we’re pursuing a new paradigm of research, rooted in connection. Our work builds connections across disciplines within the university and partnerships where teams of researchers, families, teachers, young people, and community members work together as equal partners. We co-design and study transformative practices, programs, and policies that foster wellness among children and youth, families and communities, and educators.
We are growing this community. Together, we identify dilemmas, seed solutions and harvest what works—for as many children and young people as possible.
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