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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.

Established in 2009, 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. See CARD's conference history here.

Two students photographed at the 2018 CARD Conference


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