The ultimate goal of any information exchange is for teens to reach their own healthy conclusions. When teens “own” the solution, they have nothing to be resistant against. 


Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development

   


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The 2014 First Place Winner for a
Publication for Non-Physician Professionals, American Medical Writers Association

Telling young people what not to do makes them aware of problems, but does little to create change. In fact, it engenders shame and can therefore backfire. An approach that addresses risk by building on the strengths of youth promotes positive changes by building young people’s confidence and helping them understand how much they matters. Youth who understand that others expect the best from them gain self-worth and are poised to THRIVE.

Reaching Teens:

  • Is a comprehensive body of work that prepares professionals TO APPLY the principles of positive youth development and resilience to guide youth towards healthy behaviors and wise decisions.
  • Is theoretically-rooted and evidence-informed. It is guided by experts with decades of youth-serving experience and infused with the voice of teens.
  • Has 69 chapters which offer strength-based, trauma-informed communication strategies on building trustworthy relationships, working with parents, addressing stress and its behavioral and mental health outcomes, and approaching specific “risk behaviors.” Concluding chapters address professional longevity, offer strategies to stem burnout, and prepare us to serve over a lifetime.
  • Includes 445 cloud-based films that share professional and youth wisdom and offer demonstrations of key concepts.
  • Offers health professionals 65 CME hours from The American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Offers youth serving professionals 65 credits from the National Board of Certified Counselors and 60 CEU hours from The National Association of Social Workers.
  • Offers suggested group learning and discussion strategies in each chapter because learning is best reinforced in the setting it is to be applied.

This body of work has been thoughtfully priced so that it can be accessible to all youth serving professionals and agencies.

Contact the American Academy of Pediatrics at aapsales@aap.org to explore multiple electronic copies or licensing the product for your institution.

 

Guiding Adolescents to Use Healthy Strategies to Manage Stress

   

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Many of the behaviors we worry about in teens are rooted in their attempts to address stress in their lives. We may do our greatest good when we guide youth to adapt healthy coping strategies.

This Textbook/Video project:

  • Prepares professionals TO APPLY the principles of positive youth development and resilience to guide youth towards healthy behaviors and wise decisions.
  • Is theoretically-rooted and evidence-informed. It is guided by experts with decades of youth-serving experience and infused with the voice of teens.
  • Has 15 chapters that elucidate the stressors in youths’ lives and then offers comprehensive strategies to address stress including mindfulness and the health realization model. Other chapters offer approaches to work with stressed youth, even those who are demoralized or in crisis. Several chapters offer specific strategies to help youth arrive at their own decisions to adopt healthier choices, even if navigating a stressful world (includes Motivational Interviewing).
  • Includes over 100 cloud-based films that share professional and youth wisdom and offer key demonstrations.
  • Offers suggested group learning and discussion strategies in each chapter because learning is best reinforced in the setting it is to be applied.

This body of work has been thoughtfully priced so that it can be accessible to all youth serving professionals and agencies.

This Book/Film Project is a subset of Reaching Teens: Strength Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. If you are purchasing Reaching Teens, do not also purchase this work.

Contact the American Academy of Pediatrics at aapsales@aap.org to explore multiple electronic copies or licensing the product for your institution.