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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.

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Building Assets in Your Children

Many of the things you do – or could do – everyday builds strengths in your kids. These are common sense things we often do without much thought. Yet, they are crucial for raising healthy, capable youth. Building family assets encourages families and communities to focus on and involve themselves in activities that strengthen the resiliency skills and protective factors in children.

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Prom Night

These two words create two very different responses in teens and law enforcement. Where high school students hear romance, excitement and passage to adulthood, adults who work with teens hear pregnancy, driving under the influence and roads to ruin. This article provides startling facts about drinking and driving and teen pressures during prom.

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Teen Driving

A driver's license is one of the biggest status symbols among high school students. Getting a driver's license is not only a social asset but it makes the adolescent feel more independent than ever before. This article provides information on how to prepare for learning to drive and tips for agreements to have between you and your new driver.

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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.

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Support for the Teen Years - A Reminder for Parents

This article is written by parents who are in your shoes – walking the sometimes rocky road of parenting teens while trying to keep their families, sense of humor and sanity intact! They share with you their joys, struggles, fears and their hopes. Here's what they had to "SAY"!

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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.