Adolescent Research & Development Annual Conference - Daily Hudson Valley News

Adolescent Research & Development Annual Conference

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Mount Saint Mary College’s Center for Adolescent Research &Development (CARD) will hold its annual conference, “Adolescence in the 21st Century: Fostering Agency, Purpose, and Engagement,” on Saturday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Educators, social service personnel, and the public are invited to register.  The conference will be held in the college’s Hudson Hall Auditorium, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, N.Y.

William Damon, Ph.D., director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence and a professor of education at Stanford University, is the keynote speaker.

William Damon

Keynote Speaker William Damon, Ph.D

Damon’s presentation will explore how young people arrive at purpose in their lives and how adolescents can be encouraged to become engaged in civic pursuits.

The conference will address topics including:  teaching practices that encourage student engagement; conflict as a factor to maturity; technology and adolescent development; social justice involvement; and engagement among autistic adolescents.

The Mount Saint Mary College Center for Adolescent Research & Development has conducted program evaluations for area schools and social service agencies. It also develops educational outreach programs for parents.

CARD is a clearinghouse for research initiatives including the psychological, social, cultural, educational, and health-related issues endemic to contemporary adolescents and young adults.

Mount Saint Mary College, ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, offers strong undergraduate preparation for careers in health professions, education, business, psychology, human services and liberal arts, as well as master’s degrees.

For further information or to register, please visit


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