A key assumption at CARE: the most potent tools available to promote positive youth outcomes and risk reduction are the relationships in a young person’s life and the conversations that sustain and nurture those relationships. CARE is affiliated – or working collaboratively – with the following organizations.

CARE has sought collaborators that represent different, sometimes overlapping, cohorts of youth influencers, including the following.

#2020Beyond was developed by Vistage International chairman Bob Berk with millennials in mind to help companies identify and develop their future leaders today.

A+ Advice for Parents is a syndicated column from CARE National Advisory Board member Leanna Landsmann.

Leanna is a former president of Time for Kids, Time, Inc.’s educational publication.

CARE director Stephen Gray Wallace provides content for approximately three columns per year..

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) represents more than 110,600 family physician, resident and medical student members. Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families and communities across the United States. The AAFP is committed to helping family physicians improve the health of Americans by advancing the specialty of family medicine.

CARE is working with AAFP on presentation and continuing medical education opportunities.

The American Camp Association represents more than 2,400 camps with 5 million campers and 300,000 counselors. CARE’s educational alliance with ACA calls for joint original research, secondary data analysis using research ACA has already conducted, development of research-based counselor training content for deployment across multiple platforms and strengthening the role of summer camps in youth risk reduction.

CARE is working with ACA on joint research projects.

Brenner Children’s Hospital is the 144-bed “hospital within a hospital’’ affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Camping Magazine is the trade publication for camp professionals and camp staff.

Life-threatening injury is the number one killer of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children lose their lives every year from serious injuries, and many more are treated in the emergency room. It can happen anywhere, at any time, to any child. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma discovers and shares the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children. The Institute funds research, education and advocacy to help improve the care and treatment injured kids receive across the USA.
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Clemson University is an American public, coeducational, land-grant and sea-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina. Founded in 1889, Clemson University consists of five colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Business and Behavioral Sciences; Engineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

CARE is working with the university’s Youth Development Leadership Program on research projects of mutual interest.

Coastal Carolina University, commonly referred to as CCU or Coastal, is a public, state-supported, liberal arts university in Conway, SC.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center offers parents and caregivers access to a diverse group of medical professionals, all of whom are trained in specialized care for children of all ages. Its physicians are often board certified in pediatric health care and in specialized care within the pediatric setting.

CARE is working with CCMC on a research project related to prevention in primary care.

With a focus on preventing drug use and addiction, Edventi™ offers educational products and device-enabled curricula that promote collaborative learning through interactive dialogue and discovery. Whether face-to-face or virtual, its courses and educational products engage learners in investigative analysis of science, society and industry to advance personal understanding and inform decision-making that will yield direct, positive impact on behavioral health outcomes.

Edventi™ recognizes that learners of all ages need knowledge and skills to navigate through competing claims of good and bad, cultural pressures, influences and panaceas to make positive, informed choices. Its mission is to provide a compelling, robust learning environment that empowers people to gain new insight and understanding that will serve to prevent substance abuse, and protect each individual’s right to lifelong health and wellness.

Elev8Life educational foundation is an uncommon leadership and personal development organization boldly providing answers to the identity crisis plaguing common culture. Emergent leaders discover who & whose they are, why they were uniquely created and how to increase natural talents in order to have maximum impact on the world around them.

Elev8’s resources develop vision, identity, purpose and talents through participation in experiential training, mentoring, and hands-on leadership opportunities.

The Huffington Post, founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart, and Jonah Peretti, is an American online news aggregator and blog featuring columnists.
CARE director Stephen Gray Wallace writes monthly for The Huffington Post.

The Inspiration Foundation educates, inspires and provides opportunities for teens and families to find hope and peace amid the chaos originating from mental health issues. The foundation supports creative, innovative ways to motivate young people to live conscious lives.

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The Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (IBH) is a non-profit organization that develops ideas to reduce illegal drug use.

The Jed Foundation is a thought leader on the mental health of college students and works with CARE on high-school-to-college transition projects. is an educational website about parenting. Its goal is to help parents and caregivers become better at parenting by educating, inspiring and entertaining them. The 8,000 videos on the website feature interviews with the top experts in parenting, including physicians, psychologists, researchers, educators and best-selling authors, as well as leaders of national organizations. The videos also feature parents who have dealt with particular issues and can share their hard-earned wisdom. KITH is a place where parents have the opportunity to hear and share different perspectives and get solutions for parenting challenges that range from pregnancy through getting into college. KITH aims to be the most comprehensive resource for parenting advice, one that respects the fact that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

CARE is working with KITH on publicizing CARE research through written/video product. Stephen is also a contributor to KITH and one of its national parenting experts.

LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service used mainly for professional networking, intended to build trust amonth members.

The mission of the Louis August Jonas Foundation (LAJF) is to develop in promising young people a lifelong commitment to compassionate and responsible leadership for the betterment of their communities and the world. Since 1930, the Foundation has pursued this mission through its international scholarship program at Camp Rising Sun and its network of 5,000 alumni.

CARE is working with LAJF on a youth transitions research project.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lumos teaches powerful public speaking — the art of storytelling and the craft of live verbal communication.  Students are given the confidence and courage to own their beliefs, voice their opinions, and actively chase their aspirations. Students learn the power of public speaking before the prospect of it becomes debilitating.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior and mental health.

NBCUniversal, through its Education Nation program, has launched a new parenting resource, Education Nation is the NBC News initiative to engage citizens in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in the United States. Education Nation was launched in 2010 and continues to be a key feature in the news division through local events and on-air programming across the network’s shows and platforms throughout the year.

CARE is working with NBCUniversal on the development of new social-emotional content for and participating in other educational endeavors, such as an NBC News Twitter Chat focused on youth drug use. Stephen Gray Wallace serves this initiative as a parenting expert.

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) provides initiatives to 18,500 high schools and more than 11 million students involved in athletic and co-curricular activity programs.

CARE is working with NFHS on joint research opportunities related to the impact of coaches on positive youth development, workforce preparedness, 21st Century Skill Set and civic engagement.

Nova Southeastern University (NSU), through its Center for Psychological Studies (CPS), joined the CARE collaborative in 2016.  NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  It is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  NSU has approximately 26,000 students, 170,000 alumni, a sprawling 314-acre Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus and a presence throughout Florida, the U.S. and nine countries around the world.

Dr. Scott Poland, a professor at CPS, represents the university on the CARE National Advisory Board.

PSI was founded in 1977 by a group of school psychologists in the School Psychology Program at Kent State University who were committed to a philosophy of prevention in meeting regular educational, special educational and health needs for children. For more than three decades PSI has been committed to meeting the health & educational needs of children in Ohio’s schools.

PHE’s mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and resources to make healthy decisions. It does so by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across the country.

The Pennsylvania State University is a public, state-related research university with campuses and facilities located throughout the state. Founded in 1855, the university has a stated threefold mission of teaching, research and public service.

CARE is working with Penn State’s newly formed Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education to identify joint research and education opportunities. CARE is also pursuing collaboration with Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and Medical Center. provides commentary, research and news that cover all aspects of human behavior.

CARE director Stephen Gray Wallace contributes columns to on a monthly basis.

RANE’S global network connects enterprises seeking risk management insights and services with thousands of leading risk experts around the globe. Its proprietary database and advisory service help enterprises find specialized risk experts – credentialed by RANE – across more than 200 categories of risk. They also enable risk service providers to scale their resources and secure engagements with new clients. RANE aims to bring together diverse experts and enterprises into a single collaborative community. They maximize the value of their network by mining its key insights and best practices and communicating them through their content, events, and advisory service. RANE was founded on the principle that in an increasingly interconnected world, our shared risks require shared solutions.

CARE is working with RANE on risk management related to school safety and security, medicine and mental health.

Redwood Recovery Solutions is a marketing agency servicing alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities around the world. Through varied marketing strategies in a broad range of advertising verticals, Redwood Recovery Solutions directs individuals seeking addiction treatment to a network of facilities equipped to treat and meet their needs. The team at Redwood Recovery Solutions maintains a high standard of ethics in practice, and is committed to treating those we touch with care and respect; upholding the dignity of each individual in need of substance abuse treatment.

CARE is working with Redwood Recovery Solutions on strategies to enhance treatment options and opportunities for young people/families seeking help. Redwood Recovery Solutions is also supporting the CARE Speaker Series and facilitating unique research opportunities.

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) has nearly 10,000 school-based programs in middle schools, high schools and colleges, with an adult advisor for each and 350,000 participating young people each year. Nationally, there are 7 million students in schools with SADD programs. Stephen directs the SADD/Liberty Mutual Insurance teen driving research program and associated media (a March 2014 press release generated approximately 25 million media impressions through such outlets as ABC News, New York Times, Bloomberg News, Forbes, NPR, Bloomberg Business Week and

CARE is working with SADD on joint research projects about youth transitions.

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a non-partisan national nonprofit founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.  Based in Newtown, Connecticut, SHP’s sole purpose is to prevent gun violence BEFORE it happens so that no other parents experience the senseless, horrific loss of their child.

SLAP’D (Surviving Life After a Parent Dies, is a place where teens ages 13-18, or younger with adult supervision, can come together to provide support to each other and find resources to help them throughout the grieving process. This kind of community can truly make the difference when coping with parent loss. SLAP’D strives to be a place where a children can come when they need help answering the questions no one else can answer, and in turn, help them grow into a resource to help others in the future. SLAP’D is a place to preserve and share memories.

CARE is working with SLAP’D on education initiatives for young people who have lost a parent.

SurveyTelligence provides business leaders the ability to see parts of their organization they have never been able to see before.   Guided by experts, their technology and decades of experience in customizing business assessments gives leaders and managers the tools to understand existing cultural barriers preventing the achievement of business goals.

SurveyTelligence works with organizations to build customized assessments designed specifically to understand and evaluate the most pressing business issues.

Data is analyzed and managers are mentored for effective action planning and developing a comprehensive implementation plan.

Survey experts are all certified in the SurveyTelligence four-step process. Each is a senior consultant experienced by years of change management practices.

The SurveyTelligence team is comprised of authors, professors and retired CEOs.

Susquehanna University is a four-year, co-educational, private liberal arts university in Selinsgrove, in central Pennsylvania, United States. The university’s academic programs fall into either the School of Arts and Sciences or the AACSB International accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business.

CARE is working with Susquehanna on a variety of research projects, involving both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund Weis School of business, including one related to character development in adolescence and its relationship to leadership as expressed through social entrepreneurship.

TeenLife Media connects students in Grades 7-12 with meaningful enrichment experiences in STEM, gap year, pre-college, summer, therapeutic, arts, and community service programs. Its print and online content helps teens, parents, and educators find just the right match or resource for each student. TeenLife’s mission is to make it simple for teens to make strong decisions as they discover their individual talents and passions.

CARE is working with TeenLife to provide information and resources related to adolescent health and wellness.

TeenSafe is a subscription service for parents of children between the ages of 7-17 that provides smartphone monitoring and control capabilities.

The Alternative Roadmap is an emerging national 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides a high quality life-coaching and career awareness curriculum for high schools and organizations that help underserved youth, ages 16-24. The aim of the program is to increase self-awareness, self-sufficiency, engagement, and motivation, while also introducing alternatives to college.

JFI is a leading, clinically based non-profit focused on awareness and prevention of youth suicide. They have offices across the country and their programs are in use in each state and several foreign countries.

The Sober World Magazine educates families and people who are suffering from addiction. It is the only magazine of its kind that provides education and resources about addiction and recovery.

The magazine reaches thousands of people nationally per month through the printed publication, website and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1890, the University of Chicago consists of The College, various graduate programs, seven professional schools and interdisciplinary committees organized into four academic research divisions. Beyond the arts and sciences, UChicago is also well-known for its professional schools, which include the Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Law School, the School of Social Service Administration, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies and the Divinity School. The university currently enrolls approximately 5,000 students in the College and 15,000 students overall.

CARE is working with The University of Chicago on research related to the transition from high school to college.

Trilogy Mentors was established by John Failla to bridge the gap between high achieving university role models and students in grade school. Unlike typical tutoring companies, Trilogy serves to build lasting healthy relationships that afford both the mentor and mentee a life changing opportunity.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is a health science university run by the United States Federal Government. The primary mission of the school is to prepare graduates for service to the U.S. at home and abroad in the medical corps.

CARE will be working with USU on a variety of research projects of relevance to medical school students and the military.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The institution comprises the medical education and research components of Wake Forest School of Medicine, the integrated clinical structure and consumer brand Wake Forest Baptist Health, the commercialization of research discoveries through Wake Forest Innovations and a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities.

CARE is working with Wake Forest on a meta-analysis research project related to youth All-Terrain-Vehicle crash injuries and deaths.

We continue to seek out partners representing influencers of youth, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National Association of Episcopal Schools and National Federation of Temple Youth.