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What Your Teen Wishes You Knew About Sex Education [npr.org]

By Cory Turner and Anya Kamenetz, National Public Radio, February 11, 2020 Cora Breuner was sitting at home one day about to do a little work on her laptop. "I remember, when I opened my computer, I looked at my son — who shall remain nameless — and I said, 'Why is this porn site on my laptop?'" "I'm an adolescent male, Mom." It would have been an awkward moment for just about any parent. Then again, Breuner isn't just any parent. She's Doctor Cora Breuner, and she works in the adolescent...
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RESOURCE: Adolescent Development Explained from US Department of Health and Human Services

Bonnie Berman ·
This website examines the major developmental changes that occur in adolescence and provides suggestions on how parents and caring adults can support young people as they navigate through this critical period. It builds on The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development - PDF ( https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/_docs/TTYE-Guide.pdf ), the seminal report developed by the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins...
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Self-Compassion and Mindful Awareness for Teens - A Card Deck

Dr. Lee-Anne Gray ·
Ever struggle to get the conversation going with teens? Wondering how to introduce mindful awareness and self-compassion to adolescents? Self-Compassion and Mindful Awareness for Teens - is a card deck based on Self-Compassion for Teens: 129 Activities & Practices to Cultivate Kindness. It's a handy-dandy set of quick reminders of some of the activities in the book. Topics covered include: Self-compassion compassion ADHD LGBT+ Body Image Anxiety Depression Check it out and let me know...
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Self-Compassion for Teens

Dr. Lee-Anne Gray ·
With teens today facing unprecedented levels of toxic stress, self-compassion is one way to nurture inner wisdom, promote self-kindness, and self-heal. Christopher Germer, author of the Mindful Path to Self-Compassion says my forthcoming book, Self-Compassion for Teens: 129 Activities & Practices to Cultivate Kindness is "just the ticket for parents, teachers, and counselors who know the burdens of modern teens and want to help." Tara Brach, author of True Refuge and Radical Acceptance...
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YoungMoms is Making a Difference in Southern Chester County [aldianews.com]

By Zitlalit Ayllon, Al Dia, March 13, 2020 On Saturday, March 7, YoungMoms held its annual Brunch and Silent Auction event. It was hosted at the Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The event was for members of the community to gather and hear teen moms share the impact the program has had on their life. It was also an opportunity for the community to learn how it can invest in the program– either financially or as a volunteer. The auction on March 7 was one of their largest...
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Parenting, COVID and Teens: The Hassle

Marcia Fervienza ·
It all started for me about two weeks ago. Even though I heard about Coronavirus here and there, it was just a distant conversation happening on the background for me. Until one day, I got home from work, and my husband said we had to start stocking up for the crisis . "Crisis? Which crisis?", I asked. "The outbreak! It is serious. My company is preparing us to work from home for at least four weeks". "Get out of here," I thought. He is known for being anxious and controlling, so I scratched...
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Adolescent Suicide Up 87 Percent Over Last Decade; LGBT and American Indian/Alaskan Native Teens at Highest Risk [prnewswire.com]

By Trust for America's Health, October 29, 2019 Adolescent suicide deaths have spiked over the last decade and substance misuse including vaping is exacting a heavy toll on teens according to a report released today by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT). The report, Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Misuse and Suicide finds that, while progress has been made in reducing some risky behaviors, adolescent suicide and substance...
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Adults: Let's Take Teen Relationships and Dating Violence Seriously

Michelle White ·
Adults, pull up a chair. It's time for us to talk. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. In cases reviewed by the Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project , nearly fifty percent of domestic violence homicide victims began their relationships with their perpetrators between the ages of 13-24. Adults, we need to take intimate and dating relationships between young people seriously. As defined by Loveisrespect.org , teen dating violence is "a pattern of behaviors one person...
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Connecting With Incarcerated Parents Is Easier With Photo Patch, an App Developed By a Teen [teenvogue.com]

Laura Pinhey ·
When Jay'Aina Patton was three, her father, Antoine, went to prison for gun possession. It wasn’t until she was seven or eight that Jay’Aina (or “Jay Jay” as friends and family call her) really understood where her father was. She also knew just how difficult maintaining a relationship with him was. Her father was imprisoned hours away. Her mother, raising two children on her own, could only afford to take them to visit twice during his seven-year incarceration. They couldn’t make up the...
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Becoming Your Healthiest Self: An Eat-Well, Get-Fit, Feel-Great Guide for Teens [jamanetwork.com]

By Michelle Cardell, Aaron S. Kelly, and Lindsay A. Thompson, JAMA Pediatrics, May 26, 2020 Parents, empower your adolescents so they can make choices that promote their healthiest self. Teens, getting older means making decisions about what matters to you most. Making healthy choices is a great place to start. Taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental health is what makes it possible for you to do all the things you want to do. Fuel Up You are in charge of what you eat and drink.
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RESOURCE FOR PARENTS on tantrums and mental health

Bonnie Berman ·
The Science Behind Your Child’s Tantrums: And how to nip them in the bud before they start Parenting videos in English and Spanish from Positive Parenting SPACE: Helping Kids with Anxiety : Psychologist, Eli Lebowitz and his colleagues developed a method for training parents to support anxious children known as SPACE: Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions. In a study of 124 children and their parents, Yale researchers examined whether the SPACE intervention was effective in...
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The Role of Culture on Teens' Beliefs About Dating Explored in New Video Games

Drew Crecente ·
Announcing the winning video games designed to explore the role of culture on teens' beliefs about healthy dating relationships.
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Teen Mental Health - Resilient Georgia General Meeting

Cameron Bates ·
Resilient Georgia is excited to share information and resources from our June General Meeting on Teen Mental Health , where we brought together experts and advocates in the Georgia behavioral health space to discuss their work around adolescent well-being. Teenagers can be hard to decipher at times, but one point is clear: teens need large amounts of support to overcome the staggering odds of having mental illness. With rates of teen mental illness already higher than the adult population...
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Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Parents [nctsn.org]

This resource from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network defines key terms, including consent and coercion, and offers guidance to parents related to dating violence and sexual assault. This fact sheet describes how common teen sexual assault is, how it relates to dating relationships, the roles drugs and the Internet can play in increasing risk, as well as provides tips for staying safe and what to do if your teen has experienced sexual assault. Please click here to access the resource.
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Why American Teens Are So Sad [theatlantic.com]

By Derek Thompson, Image from Getty, The Atlantic, April 11, 2022 Four forces are propelling the rising rates of depression among young people. The United States is experiencing an extreme teenage mental-health crisis. From 2009 to 2021, the share of American high-school students who say they feel “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” rose from 26 percent to 44 percent, according to a new CDC study. This is the highest level of teenage sadness ever recorded. The government survey...
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Teen Suicide Risk: What Parents Should Know [healthychildren.org]

If you're worried about your child's risk for suicide , you are not alone. In 2021, emergency departments across the U.S. noted a sharp rise in 12-to-17-year-olds needing treatment for suicidal thoughts or actions. And in a recent federal survey , more than 4 in 10 high school students reported feeling "persistently sad or hopeless," while 1 in 5 said they'd thought about suicide. Grief , isolation and fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are possible causes. But experts say the pressures...
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How to help children and teens manage their stress [apa.org]

American Psychological Association, Updated July 6, 2022 The pandemic pushed stress to historic highs. Here are healthy ways for children and teens to cope. In the short term, stress can push a child to practice for her piano recital or inspire a teen to study when he’d rather be out with friends. But c hronic stress —for example, from unrelenting pandemic-related pressures, social unrest, or violence—is different. Left unchecked, long-term stress can contribute to a long list of physical...
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Helping a Teen with ADHD

Arastou Aminzadeh ·
By Dr. Arastou Aminzadeh, Founder, BNI Treatment Centers The teen years are challenging enough as it is, so imagine how much harder it must be for a teen with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to navigate this phase of life. Parents often feel helpless watching their teen struggle with the disorder. There are, however, some useful tips parents can access to support their teen with ADHD. About Teen ADHD ADHD is a type of neurodevelopmental disorder that is more prevalent in...
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Workbook: The Seven Core Issues Workbook for Parents of Traumatized Children and Teens

One of the first steps to parenting and caring for a child with loss/trauma is understanding your own Core Issues. The Seven Core Issues Workbook by Allison Davis Maxon and Sharon Kaplan Roszia, co-authors of Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency , provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to explore, identify and address their own issues as well as their child's through various experiential exercises and activities . The Seven Core Issues outlined in the workbook include:...
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Losing a parent can derail teens' lives. A high school grief club aims to help [lakeshorepublicradio.org]

By Rhitu Chatterjee, NPR, July 24, 2022 Shortly after Elizabeth George started her freshman year in high school last fall, her parents tested positive for COVID-19. And Elizabeth stepped up to take care of them. "I was running the house, sort of," says the soft-spoken 15-year-old. "I was giving them medicine, seeing if everyone is OK." Elizabeth's mother recovered, but her father was hospitalized. He died in September of last year. His death turned Elizabeth's world upside down. In the weeks...
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