Reaching Teens [via American Academy of Pediatrics]


Reaching Teens Is…

  • A comprehensive toolkit that allows youth-serving professionals to apply the principles found in 3 theoretical frameworks:

▪ Positive youth development

▪ Resilience-building strategies

▪ Trauma-sensitive practices

  • A toolkit that prepares youth-serving professionals to use strength-based communication strategies to support healthy adolescent development and facilitate positive behavioral-change processes
  • A toolkit that prepares youth-serving professionals to address a variety of behavioral risks and mental health issues from a strength-based perspective
  • Evidence-informed and theoretically driven
  • Infused with diverse, expert multidisciplinary experience and the views of youth from many cultural and sociodemographic backgrounds
  • Infused with wisdom and experience from leading positive youth development agencies
  • A multimedia toolkit that uses written chapters, hundreds of videos, and group learning discussion processes to reinforce learning
  • A continuing education product approved for credit by national organizations representing

▪ Social workers

▪ Counselors

▪ Nurses

▪ Physicians

▪ Physician assistants

▪ Health educators

(Teachers are given objectives rooted in social-emotional learning that will help them apply for local accreditation.)

  • A toolkit that was shown in an external process evaluation by the University of North Texas Health Science Center to

▪ Fortify knowledge of trauma, resilience, and strength-based approaches among human service providers.

▪ Improve organizational environments, policies, and practices.

▪ Improve system communication, collaboration, and coordination of care.