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

Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies To Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development
  • 2014
  • © American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, FSAHM; Sara B. Kinsman, MD, PhD
  • ISBN-10: 1-58110-748-X / ISBN-13: 978-1-58110-748-7
  • Pediatrics, Psychiatry

 

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This groundbreaking multimedia resource embodies the core belief that identifying, reinforcing, and building on inherent strengths can facilitate positive youth development.

Text and video combine to show how expert-tested, strength-based communication approaches work in today’s teens. Contributions from leading practitioners - plus first-hand perspectives from teens - help you refine your communication strategies and skills.

Professionals and teens offer hard-won insight on addressing behavioral and emotional issues; crisis management; stress management; sexuality; grief; depression; peer pressure; substance abuse; sexual abuse; bullying; youth violence - virtually all the issues you’re most likely to encounter.

Features:

  • • Successful solutions targeting today’s foremost youth-development issues
  • • Created to benefit all professionals who serve adolescents, Reaching Teens explores and demonstrates communications strategies for diverse healthcare, counseling, youth programs, and educational settings.
  • • Bolster your communication skills with this multi-facted ‘how to’ resource
  • • 400+ Video clips!

Turn here for actionable advice and counsel spanning your toughest youth communication challenges:

  • • How to help teens recognize existing strengths
  • • How to empower wiser decisions and healthier choices
  • • How to foster resilience-building
  • • How to ally with parents and support effective parenting
  • • How to develop and prioritize your interventions
  • • How to help with special psychosocial and environmental challenges
  • • How to de-escalate crisis situations
  • • How to establish appropriate boundaries
  • • How to discourage unhealthy relationships
  • • How to serve populations with special healthcare needs
  • • How to practice effective self-care that enhances your ability to serve youth
  • • And much more!

 

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