The Mount Saint Mary College Center for Adolescent Research and Development (CARD) is a clearinghouse for research initiatives. These include the psychological, social, cultural, educational, and health-related issues endemic to contemporary adolescents and young adults.
The center also assists in appropriate research-based program development for schools, agencies, and families.
The Center for Adolescent Research and Development (CARD) was established in August 2009 by Mount Saint Mary College faculty Paul Schwartz, Frances Spielhagen, Sarah Uzelac, and Amanda Maynard.
CARD is located on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY.
Initiatives of the Center
- Providing services related to measurement development, administration and analysis for school districts, agencies, and other entities (including publication of research related to these instruments)
- Hosting research conferences to promote collaboration among researchers, educators, service providers, and policy makers working with adolescents
- Developing educational outreach programs for other educators as well as the general public/parents – speakers, seminars, programs
- Developing web resources for a ‘one-stop shop’ for all things adolescent for general public, parents, and educators (text recommendations, research updates, other websites and online forms/groups, etc.)
- Developing a collaborative research agenda for center faculty
Each year, CARD hosts a conference focused on Adolescence in the 21st Century.