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Take A Closer Look At Youth Homelessness

Every day I talk with or meet a teen who is homeless and reaching out for help. They have sadness in their eyes and fear in their voices. They are the victims of homelessness – not criminals. This problem is not localized to the inner city. It’s likely that a teen in your neighborhood is living with a parent in a car, sleeping on couches at friends’ houses, or staying on the streets.

  • Youth Homelessness Youth Homelessness
  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services

Sex Trafficking Warning Signs for Minors

Youth from every socioeconomic background are at risk for sexual exploitation. Knowing the red flags and indicators of sexual trafficking is key to identifying victims and helping them obtain the assistance they need. Familiarize yourself with the warning signs that could be present when a child or teen is involved with human/sex trafficking.

  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services
  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention

SAY Playbook #1: Eight Things To Know About Marijuana

Marijuana use amongst adolescents is on the rise. While some may say that it is not as dangerous as alcohol, there is a lot of new research that documents the harmful effects that marijuana has on adolescents. This article provides several facts including what it does to adolescent brains and the relationship between marijuana and mental illness and other health conditions.

  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services

SAY Playbook #5: Talking to Kids About Trauma

There have been many frightening events in the news lately. As parents we need to know how to share this information in ways that our children can manage and that are age appropriate. This article offers six tips for talking to kids about trauma in the media.

  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services

Coping with Stress

Teenagers, like adults, experience stress everyday. The sources of stress are varied and changing. Most teens experience stress when they perceive a situation as dangerous, difficult or painful, and they do not have the resources to cope. This article provides insight on stress triggers and way you and your child can reduce stress.

  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services
  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention

Image Isn't Everything

Body image - the internal personal picture we have of our bodies - can be a major preoccupation of adolescents. The "perfect body" can become a measure of self-worth, and may undervalue other abilities, talents, and strengths. This article reviews several topics including eating disorders and promoting positive body image.

  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services

School Shootings: Helping Children Cope

We all struggle to make sense of what seems to be a senseless act of a school shooting. We have provided links to websites that are good sources of information.