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Helping Parents Engage Their Kids

Click here to read Walt Mueller’s article featured on YouthWorker.com. more »

Help Parents Avoid a Teen-Culture Rickroll

CPYU is mentioned in this YouthMinistry.com post from Leneita Fix. Read the article here. more »

Youth Culture: The Mission Field Down the Hall

CPYU Prepares The Church for Understanding Teen Culture. Megan Fowler wrote this feature piece highlighting the work of CPYU for byFaith, the magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America in their 2016 fourth quarter publication. Read it online here. An excerpt: “Mueller studies the messages teens receive from the internet, music, movies, books, and social... more »

How to Eat Media

Youth worker Joel Kime highlights CPYU’s 3(D) Guide method to media discernment in one of his recent blog posts. Read his blog post here. more »

Kids… Biggest Problem, Issue, And Opportunity

Walt Mueller writes a guest blog post about culture watching, problems kids face today, and opportunities for those who work with kids. This post is a great start to the conversations he’ll be navigating in his seminar at the upcoming National Youth Workers Convention: 5 YOUTH CULTURE MEGATRENDS EVERY YOUTH WORKER MUST RECOGNIZE. Read the blog... more »

Addressing Pornography In Youth Ministry

Walt Mueller writes a guest blog post about pornography for Youth Specialtieis. This post is a great start to the conversations he’ll be navigating in his seminar at the upcoming National Youth Workers Convention: PERVASIVE PORNOGRAPHY AND YOUTH MINISTRY. Read the blog post here. more »

Ways to Respond to Cultural Trends

Walt Mueller was recently interviewed on the Faith Radio Network and spoke about faith, culture, parenting and trends in youth culture. Listen to the entire radio program here! more »

News 8 Investigates Students and Sexting

A local news station, WGAL, interviews CPYU’s Walt Mueller for their investigation into students and sexting. View the video report here. more »

Culture Watch: Helping Kids Navigate Puberty

An article from Walt Mueller published in YouthWorker Journal. Read the article here. more »

Stop the Sports Parenting Madness

Walt Mueller’s featured article in the latest Youth Worker Journal. Read the article here. more »

This Week In Youth Ministry Podcast: Youth Culture with Walt Mueller

This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 30: ★ Youth Culture with Walt Mueller ★ Terrace Crawford  interviews Dr. Walt Mueller from the Center for Parent and Youth Understanding about youth culture today. We talk VMAs, youth culture, and what  YOU need to know about teens today.  Plus+ We give you details on how YOU can win... more »

Teens and Media: YS Idea Lab with Walt Mueller

In this YS Idea Lab, Walt Mueller sat down with Brian Aaby to share how youth workers can help their students think critically and Christianly about the media they consume. more »

YS Idea Lab – Walt Mueller: Teens and Technology

During this YS Idea lab, filmed on location at the National Youth Workers Convention in 2013, CPYU President Walt Mueller discusses how to help teens use technology wisely and set appropriate boundaries. more »

Resource Review: Media Guide for Students

Rachel Blom blogs a review of CPYU’s “How to Use Your Head to Guard Your Heart: A 3(D) Guide to Making Responsible Media Choices” on the DownloadYouthMinistry website. Read the review here. more »

How Sitcoms Impact Teen Values

This article by Ron Powell on Youth Ministry Unleashed discusses streaming sitcoms and teen values. A couple of blog posts from CPYU President Walt Mueller are quoted. Read the article here. more »

Consuming Media… The Right Way

Youth Ministry Unleashed highlights Walt Mueller and CPYU’s 3(D) approach to media discernment. Read their article here! more »

FREE Webinar: The Power of Camp – How Camp Helps Kids Grow in Their Faith

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Click here to register. For parents and youth workers who are passionate about seeing kids follow Jesus in all nooks and crannies of life, what best practices and strategies can we employ to foster that reality? With summer coming, we can’t forget that one of... more »

Free Webinar: Helping Youth Converse About Life, Faith, and Jesus

Tue, Mar 3, 2015 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Click here to register. How can we best engage young people in conversation about the things that matter the most when they are inundated with so many spiritual options, most of which are antagonistic to the Christian faith? Join CPYU’s Walt Mueller for a free... more »