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Super Bowl Commercials: Watch Them Here

View all the commercials airing during Super Bowl LI on iSpot.tv by clicking here. Also be sure to check out CPYU’s Ad Filtering Questions. You can download them 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 »

Top 10: Books

Best Selling Books on Young Adult Hardcover List Issue Date 9/4/2016 Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell And I Darken by Kiersten White A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell... more »

2016 MTV VMAs

The MTV VMAs is creating quite a buzz in the media and the impact they are having in the culture. Check it out 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 »

#Being Thirteen: Inside the Secret World of Teens

CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° Breaks News About Teens And Social Media In Provocative Two-Year Long Investigation. Learn more here. This special report will air October 5th at 9PM ET. 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 »

DVR ALERT: Web Junkie on PBS POV – Premieres July 13, 2015

PBS will premiere Web Junkie on July 13, 2015. Web Junkie, a part of their POV documentary series, takes a look at Internet addiction among Chinese teenagers. View the website here. Check your local PBS station for air time. Watch the trailer here: 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 to Make a Pop Star

– by Walt Mueller © 2006, The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding I’ve been showing it to people since I first spotted it. It’s a photo that reveals many truths and draws a variety of responses. That’s what happens when you combine head and shoulders shots of four blonde, popular and attractive female teenage clones into... 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 »

e-Update: May 18, 2015

View the e-Update from May 18, 2015 by clicking here. more »

e-Update: May 1, 2015

View the e-Update from May 1, 2015 by clicking 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 »