This award, given bi-annually to a practitioner who has shown outstanding excellence and impact in advancing the practices of positive psychology in ethical and evidence-based ways, is the result of his nomination and selection by experts in the field.
Steve Leventhal received the award during the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology in Melbourne, Australia. This global gathering of leading researchers and practitioners focuses on the latest research and best practices in positive psychology. Steve was also selected to present one of the welcoming keynote addresses at the event.
A history of recognition
The International Positive Psychology Association Awards Program began in 2011 to recognize the accomplishments of leaders who make important contributions to the field of positive psychology.
A testament to results
This award, bestowed every two years, recognized CorStone’s transformative work in global development and evidence-based, ethical practices in positive psychology around the world. CorStone’s ongoing programs include deployments in India and Africa that will soon affect more than 2.5 million participants.
In response to the IPPA award, Steve added:“We’ve documented extensive evidence supporting our unique approach towards transforming the emotional resilience, mental and physical wellbeing, and education of youth in some of the most challenging and oppressive circumstances.”
“I’ve gotten to know many of the participants in our programs, and their stories about the changes they are able to catalyze in their own lives and the lives of people and communities around them are as powerful as the data.”
Steve Leventhal | Executive Director, CorStone
Watch Steve’s keynote at the 6th World Congress
Steve shares his unique perspective on the interplay between fear and love and their effects on development in his IPPA keynote presentation. Click the arrow below to watch.
Proven enablers of change
As a global non-profit organization that works ‘from the inside out’ to improve well-being among vulnerable youth worldwide, CorStone utilizes a proven approach and integrated tool-kit to achieve measureable results. This resilience-based approach teaches the skills that empower youth to thrive—not just survive—when faced with significant adversity.
Numerous studies, including large-scale randomized controlled trials, have documented the powerful impact that CorStone’s programs are providing on the mental and physical wellbeing and education of youth.