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Media | News Choosing Joy | Podcast with Steve Leventhal Live Happy By Deborah K. Heisz October 2016 'Stand Up India' For Adolescent Wellbeing NOTV By Namrata Bhalla August 2016 Way to Go, Girl! Views on News By Murali Krishnan | Patna March 2016 ‘Girls First’ scheme in Bihar bears fruits Times of India January 2016 ‘Girls First’ in Bihar scheme yields positive results New Delhi Times By New Delhi Times Bureau January 2016 CorStone’s Cutting-Edge ‘Girls First’ Resilience Program Significantly Improves Emotional and Physical Well Being of Adolescent Girls in Bihar NPR By NewsVoir January 2016 ‘Girls First’ resilience programme improves emotional and physical well-being of adolescent girls in Bihar The Pioneer By PNS | New Delhi January 2016 Empowering Girls DW.com By Murali Krishnan January 2016 Adolescents with built-in resilience The Hindu Business Line By Usha Rai January 2016 Resiliency | Teaching Students to Bounce Back California Educator By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin June 2010 CorStone Program Improves Students' Emotional Strength KGO-TV San Francisco, CA February 23, 2010
Media Contacts For US Media | Jenny Sorensen Tel | 206.972.8806 Email | firstname.lastname@example.org For India Media | Bhavani Giddu Footprint Global Communications Cell | 9999500262 Email | email@example.com Press Releases CorStone’s cutting-edge ‘Girls First’ resilience program significantly improves emotional and physical wellbeing of adolescent girls in Bihar CorStone India Foundation | Youth First New Delhi | January 20, 2016
Download ↓CorStone and San Rafael City Schools Launch Unique Emotional Resiliency Program at Davidson Middle School San Rafael City Schools Sausalito | October 29, 2009
Marin nonprofit, CorStone, in partnership with San Rafael City Schools, is launching a cutting edge new program intended to give incoming Davidson Middle School 6th graders a proven “tool box” of skill building exercises and peer support circles aimed at increasing each child’s overall social-emotional and communication skills. The goal is to help ensure the successful transition of all incoming students to a larger, increasingly diverse environment. “We’re proud to team with the dynamic leadership of Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, Superintendent of SRCS and Dr. Harriet MacLean, Principal at Davidson Middle School to launch CorStone’s new Children’s Resiliency Program,” said Steve Leventhal, Executive Director. “Research shows that children who participate in emotional learning programs fair far better in terms of self esteem, life skills, academic achievement, the ability to deal with stress and conflict, and the capacity to make healthy life choices -- making our Children’s Resiliency Program a natural fit for students transitioning into the middle school experience.” Each of the 280 incoming 6th grade students, primarily ages 11 -12 years old, will attend a facilitated weekly peer support group during which the students will be trained in specific techniques that will help to foster optimism, increase internal locus of control, promote positive social connections and strengthen the ability to handle stressful situations and conflict, all of which are known protective factors for emotional resiliency. “CorStone’s research-driven, measurable program is a very good fit for our active and diverse community,” said Superintendent Watenpaugh. “The SRCS is actively engaged in pursuing the “community schools model” where building a coalition of community partners with all agencies and organizations interacting with our youth will ultimately increase our kids’ success in school. CorStone is among our initial partners.” San Rafael has seven elementary schools that feed into Davidson Middle School. “CorStone perfectly interfaces with our vision to create a supportive, caring and nurturing environment for our students,” reflects Davidson Principal Dr. MacLean. “We celebrate our diversity by taking the opportunity to prepare our students to practice solutions-based problem solving with one another in a safe and productive environment.” CorStone has partnered with UCSF, Global Health Science’s Institute for Global Health to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the program’s success. The Children’s Resiliency Program commenced at Davidson in September 2009 and will end in May 2010. CorStone expects to expand the program to additional middle and high schools in Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010. About San Rafael City Schools The mission of the San Rafael City Schools, a multicultural community with a commitment to build a school system of unparalleled quality, is to guarantee to students and parents that all students will acquire knowledge and skills essential for life-long learning, responsible citizenship, and fulfillment of their greatest potential through a challenging personalized education in collaboration with parents, staff and our diverse community. For more information, visit www.srcs.org.
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From Surviving to Thriving in Indian Schools International Positive Education Network | IPEN Q+A with Steve Leventhal October 2, 2015 How CorStone's resilience-based curriculum of integrated positive psychology, social-emotional learning, emotional intelligence, and restorative circles made a difference in Bihar, India with the Girl's First program. Learn More +