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Live Action Role Playing To Support Healthy Teen Development

Live Action Role Playing To Support Healthy Teen Development

The summer I was 14, I saved the world for the first time. I also attempted to destroy it, spied on the Illuminati, and journeyed into the underworld, all in the span of two weeks. That’s what happens when you go off to a summer camp for live action role playing or...

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Tabletop RPGs and Learning to Live with Failure

Tabletop RPGs and Learning to Live with Failure

If I can be completely honest, I used to be and I still am not the best at boss fights.  In platformers, I squirm at difficult timing or a misplaced jump that resets the entire fight, and in RPGs, I repeatedly forget to stock up on healing items before a difficult...

Meet Our New Teen Blogger!

Meet Our New Teen Blogger!

The iThrive Games Foundation prepares teens to thrive by meeting them where they are and working in partnership towards a world where all have the voice, choice, and agency to reach their full potential.  We are thrilled to introduce you to our latest teen blogger,...

Journal of Games, Self, & Society: Issue 1

Journal of Games, Self, & Society: Issue 1

Research, Conversation, and Community  Kelli N. Dunlap & Susan E. Rivers, Editors-in-Chief  This blog is an adaptation of the Introduction to Issue 1 of the Journal of Games, Self, & Society.Our peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Games, Self, & Society,...

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Introduction to iThrive’s Clinicians Guides

Introduction to iThrive’s Clinicians Guides

Games are a 21st-century cultural competency. Over half the U.S. population and up to 97% of U.S. teens play video games on a regular basis. Games play an important role in how teens socialize. Games foster connections between friends, offering a space for hanging out...

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