We recently learned about The Center for Parent & Teen Communication, which works to ensure every caring adult has the knowledge and skills to promote positive youth development and foster strong family connections.
Their website has a lot of useful pages, which sections for parents and also for youth. Some of the topics include supporting healthy decisions, success in school and the rest of life, youth brain development, communication strategies that work, how to support emotional health and manage stress, why cannabis isn’t the answer to anxiety for youth, and much more. They also have a diverse, experienced staff.
Our coalitions seek to support family connectedness, supportive communication, parenting and related skills for adults in youth’s lives, and skills for youth. The Center for Parent & Teen Communication has a lot of info on these topics! We haven’t read through everything on the site, but we like what we have seen so far.
The articles we have seen do tend to assume that youth have supportive, stable adults in their lives, which we know is not the case for all young people. Mental health resources, mentoring resources, and school connectedness resources may be especially useful for youth who are figuring out a lot on their own.