Articles by Gil Noam, Ed.D., Ph.D.

Gil Noam, Ed.D., Ph.D. (Habil) is the founder and director of the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR) at Harvard University. An associate professor at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital focusing on prevention and resilience, Dr. Noam trained as a clinical and developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst in both Europe and the United States. Dr. Noam has a strong interest in translating research and innovation to support resilience in youth in educational settings. He served as the director of the Risk and Prevention Program at Harvard, and is the founder of the RALLY Prevention Program, an intervention that combines early detection of health, mental health and learning problems in middle school youth, and pioneers a new professional role: “prevention practitioner.”

The Developmental Challenges Of Middle School: It’s Not So Much Who You Are, But Whom You’re With

September 25, 2014

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The Developmental Challenges Of Middle School: It’s Not So Much Who You Are, But Whom You’re With

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin. Outro music performed by Dr. Gene Beresin. When does adolescence begin?  What is it about, and why is it for some an exhilarating time of new thinking, positive exploration of the world and emotional self-discovery, and for others, dismal, crisis-oriented and dangerous?  Why is it that […]