The Latest in Youth Issues

Well-Adjusted Children

Want to Raise Well-Adjusted Children? Psychology Says Let Them See You Doing These 10 Things This powerful parenting advice puts the ‘show’ in show and tell. By Scott Mautz, keynote speaker and author, “Find the Fire” and “Make it Happen”     “We aren’t raising children, we’re raising adults,” says family therapist, psychotherapist, and author Susan Stiffelman. What we do as parents…

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Trauma in School

How Trauma Affects Kids in School by Caroline Miller, Editorial Director at childmind.org   Ongoing exposure to neglect, abuse, homelessness, or violence causes learning and behavior problems in children. Signs of trauma and tips for helping kids who’ve been traumatized.   We tend to think of trauma as the result of a frightening and upsetting event. But many children experience…

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Counseling Strategies

The counselor is not the strategy. The counselor teaches the strategies. by Allison Edwards, Author of 15-Minute Counseling Techniques That Work In the fall of 2000, I began my career as a school counselor. I had gone to a very nice graduate school where I had learned very nice theories and developed fanciful ideas about what my job would be…

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30-Day Mental Health Challenge

Good House Keeping has developed an amazing 30-Day Mental Health Challenge…if you’d like to join us, download the free calendar below. We can’t wait to de-clutter our minds by doing these easy, but effective, mental exercises. Read the full article.   Download PDF 

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Helping Kids Dream Without Barriers

Helping Kids Dream Without Barriers by Amie Dean, Behavioral  Consultant and Author of There’s No Dream Too Tall   Early in my teaching career, I asked one of my 9th-grade classes to write about what they wanted to do after high school – a pretty typical journal prompt in an English class.  One of my students wasn’t writing, so I quietly…

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Parenting Language

Ways Parenting Langauge Impacts Our Children by Noel Foy, Author of A.B.C Worry Free   Kids learn more from our examples than any lecture. This includes how we communicate, face obstacles, manage anxiety, and accept feedback. This can be challenging on a “good day,” never mind during a pandemic. If there were ever a time when kids are looking to…

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Empower Your Parenting

Empower Your Parenting with Less Anxiety by Noel Foy, Author of A.B.C Worry Free   I was four sons into motherhood and still hadn’t reckoned with my anxiety. I hadn’t gotten help, mainly because I had no awareness I could have any power over my anxiety and didn’t have a clue that anxiety was treatable. My anxiety was on spin…

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Grief Discussion Tips

Grief Recovery for Children and Teens Distance learning has become the new normal, but not by choice, and not without a cost. Students who relied on the safety and social structure their schools provided are feeling upside-down right now. Many are likely experiencing a sense of disruption, and we know these feelings are shared by you, too. You are doing…

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Stress Affects Children

How Stress Affects Executive Function In Children: What Teachers Need to Know   By Noel Foy, Author of A.B.C. Worry Free   Teaching stressed students and those with executive function deficits and anxiety disorders places additional demands and challenges on teachers. By equipping teachers with information and strategies to decrease classroom stress and boost executive function, teachers have an awesome opportunity…

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School Shutdowns

How Parents Can Best Support Their Children During School Shutdowns With very little warning, many parents or caregivers have a new role they didn’t anticipate filling on such short notice: Homeschool Teacher. By Noel Foy, Author of A.B.C. Worry Free   Globally, schools are shutting down — some for a minimum of 30 days, others indefinitely With very little warning, parents…

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A Comic Book Just for Kids

Exploring the New Coronavirus: A Comic Book Just for Kids This creative comic book informs kids about the coronavirus in a way that makes sense to them. It also teaches them not to be scared but smart, with simple actions they can take daily to protect themselves and others from getting sick. Such a cool idea from Malaka Gharib (@malakagharib…

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Coronavirus Policy 2020

National for Center for Youth Issues is taking the Coronavirus seriously.   We are extending the following precautions to be used in our state-level and district-level conferences and events to keep attendees safe: 1) Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the conference spaces. 2) Attendees will be discouraged from shaking hands or hugging and will, instead, be encouraged to…

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