Research

Depression on the rise for youth during COVID-19 Pandemic

Survey shows depression and anxiety among Pennsylvania youth, Penn State experts team up with state and local organizations to provide support:

Data from the most recent Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) show an alarming percentage of Pennsylvania’s youth suffer from mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety. According to the 2019 PAYS, in which 239,340 students from 419 Pennsylvania school districts participated, 38% of all students indicated that they felt depressed or sad most days in the past 12 months.

Janet Welsh promoted to full Research Professor

The PRC is thrilled to announce that Dr. Janet Welsh has been promoted to Research Professor. This is a tribute to the scientific leadership Janet has provided around the development and implementation of universal prevention programs designed to promote youth development across the state and the country. Dr. Welsh has provided PI leadership on many externally-funded projects, working in close partnership with funders and communities to ensure that evidence-based prevention programs are available to those in need and sustained by communities for lasting change and impact.

Coalition Check-Up Information and Open Q&A Session

  • May 19, 2020; 1:30pm — Jun 19, 2020; 2:30pm
  • Jun 18, 2020; 1:30pm — Jun 18, 2020; 2:30pm

Coalition leaders and members will have an opportunity to learn more about an exciting new Coalition Check-Up project. This one hour session will allow participants to get an overview of the project from co-leads and then have an opportunity to ask any and every question that comes to your mind!