Resources Tagged With: teens

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Top 10 Tips for Talking to Your Teen

moody teenTeenagers are known for being moody, irritable and stressed out. Just watch any old episode of Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls or Glee. Trying to get through to your teen can feel about as productive as trying to get your houseplant to empty the dishwasher. The teen-parent relationship is often a power struggle: a seemingly perpetual game of tug-o-war. You want to be supportive, loving and open while simultaneously trying to enforce cell phone limitations and curfews. Meanwhile, your once kind and courteous child is asserting himself in a way that makes you wonder whether, in your years of parenting, you’ve ever done anything right.

While we can’t change the growing pains that accompany the teenage years, we have compiled some helpful suggestions to maximizing communication between you and your teen. Read more ›

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Staying Safe on the Internet [web resource]

teen with laptop photoThe Internet has opened up a whole new world for people of all ages, but it does come with some risks. How much do you know about Internet safety?

Take this quiz to assess your knowledge of safe behavior and practices. Then check out the following links for information about how to stay safe online . . . Read more ›

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Girlshealth.gov [web resource]

girlshealthGirlshealth.gov was created in 2002 by the Office on Women’s Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Girlshealth.gov is committed to empowering girls to create strong, positive relationships and happy, healthy futures by providing girls reliable, useful information on health and well-being. This website covers hundreds of topics, including . . . Read more ›

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Health Risk Behaviors among Gender Expansive Students (downloadable)

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Young people whose gender expression does not fit traditional roles based on their sex assigned at birth—often referred to as gender nonconforming, gender expansive, or nonbinary youth—are at increased risk for a variety of health risk behaviors. Research on gender nonconformity among sexual minority youth has shown that such youth face an increased risk of victimization (bullying, abuse, sexual harassment) and worse behavioral health outcomes (depression, suicide, drug use) compared to their peers. Read more ›

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Parenting: 6 Reasons Your Teen’s Life is More Stressful Than Your Own

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John Nicholls, is the Assistant Director of Leadership Development at Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong, and he is the father of four teenagers.  In this article about teen stress, Nicholls shares what he has learned from his teens about the sometimes subtle pressures — biological, social and psychological — that make being a 21st-century teenager so complicated. Read more ›

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CHC Teen Mental Health Committee’s Speak Mindfully Campaign

akMindfully_Landingpage_logoCHC’s Teen Mental Health Committee is a place for teens to voice ideas, develop solutions, and take collective action to address teen mental health and suicide in the community.

Speak Mindfully is a campaign that was created by the Teen Mental Health Committee to raise awareness on how to be mindful when using language related to mental health. Read more ›

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South Bay and Peninsula Resources for Mental Health and Resilience [downloadable]

standford medicineThe following list of local mental health resources is provided courtesy of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing:

Helpful Numbers

24-hour Suicide and Crisis Line (Santa Clara County) 650-494-8420 or 408-279-3312
Uplift (EMQ) Crisis Team (Santa Clara County) 408-379-9085 or 877-412-7474
Star Vista Crisis Line (San Mateo County): 650-579-0350
NAMI Santa Clara Warm line: 408-435-0400, option 1
NAMI San Mateo Warm line: 650-638-0800
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Suicide prevention telephone hotline funded by the U.S. government. Provides free, 24-hour assistance.
Rape Crisis Hot Line (24 hour): 650.493.7273

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13 Reasons Why: Talking Points for Viewing and Discussing the Netflix Series [downloadable]

13 reasons talking pointsNetflix’s 13 Reasons Why (13RY), a TV series based on a popular novel of the same name, is a  fictional story and cautionary tale of a young girl’s suicide, and it covers other sensitive subject matter as the series progresses.

In response to the series, the JED Foundation and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) developed talking points to assist parents, teachers, and other gatekeepers in talking to youth about suicide as it relates to the situational drama that unfolds in 13RY.  Read more ›

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Netflix 13 Reasons Why: What Viewers Should Consider

thirteen reasonsIn March 2017, Netflix released Thirteen Reasons Why (13RY), a 13-part series based on the young-adult fiction novel written by Jay Asher and published in 2007.

Thirteen Reasons Why tells the story of a high school student who experiences a series of terrible events—many of which are perpetrated by her classmates and friends. The protagonist, Hannah, has died by suicide. Before she died, she made a series of tapes explaining what each person in her circle has done to hurt her. Each episode tells one part of the story focused on a painful event and interaction.

In light of the feedback about this show, on the day of its release, Read more ›

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Mental Health Resources Aimed at Asian-American Families

asian-teenMental health is often not discussed in Asian cultures, and language can be a barrier to obtaining mental health services.

The following are culturally sensitive, local resources that offer help with student stress, depression, suicide risk, parenting concerns, and other issues. Read more ›

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