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Resources For Youth & Those Working With Youth

RECOMMENDED WEB SITES:

FOR YOUTH:

Re. Meditation/Stress Reduction:


New Year's Eve Retreats for Teens:

https://www.spiritrock.org/programs

LifeWorks learning center in Mill Valley will be hosting two half-day mindfulness retreats for tweens and teens on Saturday June 27th.  Both sessions will provide an overview of mindfulness practice geared towards adolescents while setting the stage for more in-depth practice opportunities coming later this summer.

Where: LifeWorks Learning Center 554 Miller Ave. Mill Valley
When:  Saturday June 27th
              Tweens (11-14yrs) 9am-1pm
              Teens (15-19yrs) 2pm-6pm

For more information contact Dr. Jeremy Jensen at 619-347-4743 | jeremyjensen@gmail.com

Re. Self-injury:


http://www.helpguide.org/mental/self_injury.htm

http://users.palace.net/~llama/selfinjury/intro.html

http://www.selfinjury.com/

http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Cutting-Yourself

http://eqi.org/cutting1.htm


Re. LGBTQ issues:

http://www.gsanetwork.org/

http://healthiersf.org/lgbtq/

http://www.sfcenter.org

http://www.thetrevorproject.org

FOR THOSE WORKING WITH YOUTH:

Re. Self-injury:

http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/self-injury/self-injury-self-harm-statistics-and-facts/

http://voices.yahoo.com/ways-help-teen-he-she-cutter-361086.html

http://eqi.org/cutting1.htm

For parents/friends of LGBTQ youth:

http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=-2

http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/research

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/issues_2011/2011_lgbt.html

http://healthiersf.org/lgbtq/

Site to Help Parents

http://www.facebook.com/Parenting

For Parents of Adopted Teens

www.talkinghearttoheart.org

Free Monthly Parent Support Group


www.willowsinthewind.com

Teen Depression

Understanding and Spotting Depression/Teen Depression
http://aforeverrecovery.com/understanding-and-spotting-signs-of-depression/

http://www.twloha.com/index.php
To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.  

Teen Depression: Guide For Parents
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_teen.htm

WebMD on Teen Depression
http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/teen-depression

Film on Alcohol and Suicide
https://youtu.be/2WAceuylKUI


Bullying


CyberBullyHelp: Preventing Bullying In the Digital Age
http://www.cyberbullyhelp.com/

National Crime Prevention Council: CyberBullying
http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying

Wyman Teen Outreach Program
http://wymancenter.org/

Substance Abuse/ Recovery


http://www.recovery.org/browse/berkeley-ca/

http://www.rehabs.com/local/berkeley-ca/

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/health/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers#guide-features

https://www.drugrehab.com/teens/

https://www.addictioncenter.com/teenage-drug-abuse/teenage-substance-abuse-prevention/


http://www.therecoveryvillage.com/




Youth Support


BAYC: Better and Brighter Futures For Youth
http://www.baycyouth.org/

RedCliff Ascent: Wilderness Therapy Program for Troubled Youth
http://www.redcliffascent.com/

24/7 HOT LINES:

Covenant House Hotline for Kids: Covenant House Nineline, (800) 999-9999, TTY: (800) 999-9915, is a 24/7 hotline that provides help to kids as well as teens. Spanish and English.

National Sexual Abuse Hotline (RAINN): Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network provides a 24/7 hotline to help people of all ages with sexual abuse/assault issues, and to provide resource references, toll free at (800) 656-HOPE. Live chat support is also available at http://www.rainn.org/.

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: Provides teens in abusive relationships, or concerned friends, with resources and counseling, (866) 331-9474, TTY: (866) 331-8453. Live chat is also available, and the website includes a "Time Out" button in the upper right of every page for teens in unsafe situations where they are concerned about being monitored while on the site. http://www.loveisrespect.org/

National Suicide Hotlines: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255 )

Trevor Suicide Hotline: 1-866-488-7386

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County Hot Line: (888) 668-2528 Mental Health and Crisis Lines

San Francisco Support Services 24 Hour Crisis Line: (415) 781-0500; HIV Nightline: (415) 434-2437 or 1-800-273-2437

RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR YOUTH:

Sexual Health:

A Young Woman's Survival Guide by Health Initiatives for Youth

A Young Man's Survival Guide by Health Initiatives for Youth

Self-Injury:


Cut by Patricia McCormick

Supporting LGBT Kids:


For parents:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/issues_2011/2011_lgbt.html

For kids:
That’s So Gay, Wanda Sykes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWS0GVOQPs0

For kids and parents:
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html

LGBTQ:

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth by Kelly Huegel

Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth--and Their Allies by Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman

Gangs:

Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. by Luis J. Rodriguez



RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR PARENTS & THOSE WORKING WITH YOUTH:


Understanding youth:

The Romance of Risk: Why Teenagers Do the Things They Do by Lynne E. Ponton, M.D.

Is That ME Yelling?: A Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids to Cooperate Without Losing Your Cool by Rona Renner, RN

Ask Me if I Care: Voices from an American High School by Nancy Rubin

LOST and FOUND: HEALING TROUBLED TEENS IN TROUBLED TIMES by Jan Elise Sells, L.M.F.T.

Girls' Issues:

The Triple Bind: Be pretty, sweet, and nice; Be athletic, competitive, get straight A's; Be impossible Perfect  by Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman

School Girls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap by Peggy Orenstein

Boys' Issues:

Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them by James Garbarino, Ph.D.

LGBTQ Issues:

Coming Out, Coming In: Nurturing the Well-Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society by Linda Goldman

50 Ways to Support Lesbian & Gay Equality: The Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighbors, or Yourself by Meredith Maran with Angela Watrous

Violence Prevention:

Helping Teens Stop Violence: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents by Allan Creighton, Battered Women's Alternatives with Paul Kivel, Oakland Men's Project

Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America by Geoffrey Canada

RESOURCES for THERAPISTS:


Utila hosts a multimedia library of useful content shared by mental health providers. Therapy worksheets, homework, meditations, psychoeducation, and treatment interventions.   https://utila.us/utiblioteca.html


 
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