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Our Thrive Model in the simplest form posits that thriving cannot be achieved without practices that build virtuous habits and identity. Our goal is to convert our research into tools to promote thriving, put those tools into the hands of those who care for youth, and measure the impact of those tools on the youth thriving. From videos to conversation guides, all our resources are produced from the research of the Thrive Center.

Articles

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6 Tips for Managing Emotions

Dr. King offers 6 tips on how we can manage our emotions when we face moments of loss, grief, and pain.

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Technology & Ethics

Dr. King interviews an artificial intelligence expert on the pitfalls and potentials of emerging technologies.

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Telos, Technology & Thriving

Here are 3 tips on how technology can serve as a source for thriving and transformation.

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DACA & Immigrant Youth

Learn about the health challenges DACA recipients often face and what we can do to support them.

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Effective Youth Service

Create a value-driven community that supports and helps youth thrive with these 9 principles.

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From Performance to Purpose

Dr. Houltberg highlights ways caring adults can help youth develop a purpose-based identity in sports.

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An Invitation to Thrive

Dr. King shares the importance of helping youth find the right coordinates that lead to purpose.

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Parenting Young Athletes

Here are two important ways parents can play an integral role in youth sports.

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Cultivating Virtues in Athletes

A Thrive student researcher witnesses how service (e.g., building homes for others) can cultivate virtues in athletes.

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United by a Common Purpose

A Thrive Scholars Fellow reflects how serving others (e.g., home building) can foster purpose in athletes.

Guides & Tip Sheets

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The 5 A’s of Agility

A 5-step process to finding agility.

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Thriving Through Stress

8 tips to help fulfill our basic needs and thrive through extended stress.

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Mindful Parenting Practices

4 mindfulness practices to help parents become more engaged and less stressed with teens.

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Meaning-Making Exercise

3-step exercise to help you explore your connection to meaning and purpose.

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Thriving in Quarantine

A list of tips to enable you and others to thrive during COVID-19.

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4 Spiritual Practices

Dr. King shares 4 core spiritual practices to help nurture spiritual health.

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Academic Thriving in Teens

Conversation starters to help youth succeed academically.

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How to Cultivate Joy

4 daily practices to cultivate and experience true joy.

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Emotion Regulation in Youth

5 parenting practices to help foster emotion regulation in youth.

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Spiritual Assets for Thriving

3 dimensions of religion and spirituality that promote youth thriving.

Podcasts

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Conversing About DACA

A DACA recipient and her mentors reflect on her journey under DACA policy.

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Conversing About Thriving

Dr. King reflects on community, spiritual transformation, and growth as sources for thriving.

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Conversing About Sports

Dr. Houltberg discusses performance-based-identity and working with elite athletes.

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Helping Youth With Failure

Dr. King reflects on purpose, spirituality, and social connection as assets for overcoming failure.

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Impact of Family Separation

Dr. Rojas-Flores speaks on the mental health effects of forced parent-child separation in kids.

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Performance vs Purpose

Dr. Houltberg explains the impact performance and success have on overall well-being.

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What It Means to Thrive

Dr. Houltberg defines thriving and shares the key ways anyone can live a flourishing and purposeful life.

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Managing Emotions in Sports

Dr. Houltberg shares lessons young athletes can learn from Michael Phelp's rehab trip.

Videos

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Spiritual & Mental Health in Kids

Experts share ways the church can address kids' spiritual and mental health needs during COVID-19.

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DACA Thriving Tuesdays 6

Our moderators talk about the complexity of the DACA ruling and moving forward.

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DACA Thriving Tuesdays 5

Our moderators process what the DACA ruling means for our community.

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DACA Thriving Tuesdays 4

Our moderators point to the importance of embracing creativity and spirituality.

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DACA Thriving Tuesdays 3

Our moderators talk about building community and healthy relationships.

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DACA Thriving Tuesday 2

Our moderators emphasize taking care of our health and letting go of survivor’s guilt.

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DACA Thriving Tuesday 1

Dr. Rojas-Flores and Ramirez introduce our mental health toolkit in the first DACA Thriving Tuesday.

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Rethinking Media Consumption

Panelists discuss the impact of our media consumption on spirituality.

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Technology & Youth

A Thrive Scholar explores how technology advances youth’s spiritual lives and virtues.

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Patience | Youth

Experts consider the role of patience in positive youth development.

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