Teen

Supporting Your Child’s School Success

How can I help my child . . . ?

  • make friends and maintain healthy relationships 
  • be aware of their own impact on others
  • communicate and interact effectively 
  • solve interpersonal problems effectively
  • recognize and avoid peer pressure

Self Awareness

Emotions are part of what makes us human. Our emotions give us information about how we and others are doing and can affect our thoughts and behavior. However, being able to recognize, label and regulate (manage) our reactions to our emotions is not something all of us are skilled at.

Substance Misuse and Your Teen

Alcohol, Tobacco, Vaping, Marijuana And Other Drugs

  • What are common substances teens currently use?
  • How can I recognize the signs of alcohol, tobacco,  and other drug use?
  • What do I do if I think my child is using substances?

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention

  • What are the signs of a mental health crisis?
  • What are the signs of suicidality?
  • How can I help my child manage their mental health and develop coping skills?
  • What do I do if I think my child is suicidal?

Identifying Signs Of Mental Health Challenges

The teenage years are a time of transition from childhood to adulthood. Teens have a strong desire for independence, but often still need adults’ support. They may feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical changes they are going through, as well as new social environments and relationships.

Relationship Skills

How can I help my child . . . ?

  • make friends and maintain healthy relationships 
  • be aware of their own impact on others
  • communicate and interact effectively 
  • solve interpersonal problems effectively
  • recognize and avoid peer pressure
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