CTY is committed to creating learning environments that value, support, and foster social and emotional well-being—environments in which engaged, caring, and respectful individuals make our community stronger. Read our comprehensive Wellness Statement to learn more about CTY's commitment to student wellness, and explore our mental health and wellness resources below.
Our Wellness initiatives are generously supported by the Bauman family in memory of CTY alumnus Sam Bauman. If you would like to help support CTY’s Wellness initiative, please donate here.
- Creativity: How to Promote Creativity at Home
University of Connecticut professor Matthew Worwood discusses strategies that parents can employ to help encourage, foster, and increase creativity in their children.
- What is Creativity?
A conversation with Kristen Lamb of the Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington about what creativity is, what it isn't, and what we know about it across the lifespan.
- Social-emotional: Perfectionism
CTY Senior Counselor Michelle Muratori and CTY’s Jonathan Plucker explore what parents of gifted children can do to balance striving for greatness with the social and emotional pitfalls of perfectionism.
- Affective Development of Bright Students
Dr. Antonia Szymanski of Western Kentucky University joins us for an exploration of affective learning, the issues and strengths commonly associated with giftedness, and how parents can help bright kids manage emotional challenges.
CTY's Jonathan Plucker talks with Dr. Michael Matthews, the director of gifted graduate programs at UNC Charlotte, about underachievement among very bright children and how parents and teachers can help motivate them.
- Social-emotional Skills with Tre’ Gammage
How can parents and educators help children express themselves and their dreams confidently? Tre’ Gammage, educational consultant and author, joins us to explore communication methods for supporting children as they develop their social-emotional skill sets.
CTY Mental Health and Wellness Webinars
- Upcoming live webinars and recordings of previous webinars:
- Mental health and wellness articles from CTY's blog, Bright Now.