Developing Emotional Intelligence in Teenagers with Marc Brackett

Join the Stepping Stones Project for an evening with Marc Brackett and learn how emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships, health, and academic performance.

  • Venue: David Brower Center
  • Date: December 9, 2014
  • Time: 7-9pm; doors open at 6:30pm
  • Price: Free - Donations accepted

Find out what makes the teenage brain vulnerable to risks. Discover what the science of emotional intelligence is telling us about guiding teens through these critical years. Learn about the incredible opportunity within adolescence that could change your relationship with teens forever.

This evening is presented by The Stepping Stones Project, which empowers youth through long term mentoring and rites of passage.

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He is also a senior research scientist in psychology and faculty fellow in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University. He co-created RULER and has developed two university courses on emotional intelligence.

Marc is a recipient of the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on social and emotional learning. His grant-funded research focuses on (1) the role of emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality, and mental health, (2) the measurement of emotional intelligence, and (3) the influences of emotional intelligence training on student and educator effectiveness, bullying prevention, and school climate. Marc also is working with Facebook on a large-scale research project designed to both prevent and decrease online bullying. He is the author of 100 scholarly publications.

Marc serves on numerous research advisory boards, including CASEL, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, and the Greater Good Science Center. He regularly delivers keynote addresses, consults with school systems on integrating RULER, and works with corporations on best practices for incorporating emotional intelligence. He also holds a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.