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Resources for Teens

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13 Reasons Why Toolkit [web resource] [downloadable]

13reasonstoolkit105Along with the release of 13 Reasons Why season 2,  Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has coordinated with two dozen mental health organizations to develop a website, 13reasonswhytoolkit.org, that contains information, resources and toolkits for youth/peers, parents, educators and clinicians/professionals for families to address the specific topics raised in the episodes. Read more ›

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Fostering Happiness Habits in Your Teen [presentation] [video]

Scientific research has turned its focus on how happiness can be sustained and even increased. Research has confirmed that through intentional practices, we can actually change the neural pathways of our brain to become happier. In fact, only 10% of our happiness is due to our external circumstances and a full 90% is based on our inner environment! Learn how to foster happiness habits in your teen with Project Happiness Founder and CEO, Randy Taran. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2018 Workshop: Speaking the College Language —How to be a Savvy Student [downloadable]

speakingcollegelanguage100Many students transitioning from high school to college are unaware of post-secondary terminologies that play a crucial role in successful navigation of the post-secondary landscape. This is particularly true of students with learning and attention issues, who are focused on just getting to class on time, completing homework and accessing accommodations. Students need to build awareness of strategic approaches for self-help beyond ADA accommodations. Read more ›

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Anxiety in Teens [web resource]

Founded in 2006, Anxiety In Teens is a non-profit whose mission is to equip young adults with tools and community to advance emotional wellness.  The Anxiety In Teens website is the place where teens, college students, and parents can find all things millennial and Gen Z mental health. Anxiety In Teens’ content is for youth and by youth.  Read more ›

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ADAA Reviewed Mental Health Apps

mentalhealth apps75Mental health apps can be effective in making therapy more accessible, efficient, and portable. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) members reviewed a number of apps over the last few years. These volunteer reviewers are mental health professionals with degrees in psychology, medicine, social work, and counseling. Read more ›

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Facebook’s Bullying Prevention Hub [web resource]

FB bullying preventionBullying can take place anywhere and comes in many different forms. Unfortunately, many young people are, at one time or another, bullied, harassed, or abused on social media platforms. To combat bullying, Facebook created a Bullying Prevention Hub, which is an online resource center with suggestions for teens, parents and educators on how to address bullying — both online and off. Read more ›

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The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity [web resource] [downloadable]

Yale Center DyslexiaThe Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity conducts dyslexia research, and it is a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.

The resources are organized by audience and topic, with sections for students (and adults) with dyslexia, for parents of children with dyslexia, and for educators.

You may want to begin with the following articles:

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To Write Love on Her Arms [web resource]

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. Read more ›

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The Resilience Approach to Making Friends, Managing Anger, and Stopping Bullying [video]

friends-2019068_640Brooks Gibbs is a social skills educator who teaches strategies for conflict resolution with a special emphasis on emotional resilience and the Golden Rule. Read more ›

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Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope

betheonebookcoverIn his book Be the One, ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline coanchor, Byron Pitts shares the stories of six young people  who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary perseverance. Read more ›

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